Today Brent McMahon announced that he is one of the 13 all-star line up of pros on the Bahrain Endurance Team. Earlier this week, the team’s management announced the plans behind the design for the team describing it as “a pioneering vision unparalleled in endurance racing.” With an star-studded line up including Olympic medallists and world champions, the Bahrain Endurance Team will race for select long-distance titles and work to foster promote healthy living and athletic excellence across the Gulf region and beyond.
The central figure behind the team is Bahrain’s Prince, His Highness Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa. As an long-course triathlete himself, as well as the president of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, he has been energetically promoting endurance sport in Bahrain and the Gulf region.
— Brent McMahon (@tribrentmcmahon) May 7, 2015
BaShaikh Nasser believes the sport of triathlon can be a crucial catalyst to healthier living and quality of life: “Through this incredible group of athletes that makes up our team, we will all contribute to spreading the culture of triathlon and positive aspects of endurance sport.”
There are thirteen athletes on the Bahrain Endurance 13 elite team, chosen for their commitment to the team’s aims and their ability to mentor younger, developing Bahraini athletes. Seven athletes have so far been named to the Bahrain Endurance Racing Team, as well as four-time world champion Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack who has been appointed to manage the team.
McCormack said, “I am thankful for the trust His Highness Shaikh Nasser has placed in me. Having come through the ranks of the ITU system attempting to qualify for the Olympics as well as aiming for and winning world championships in short- and long-distance triathlon, I know first hand about the challenges our athletes face in terms of support as they aim for excellence on the world stage. I am also excited to help show young Bahraini athletes the pathways to success in endurance sport.”
McCormack added, “This is not just about triathlon, but about endurance racing in all its forms including marathon swimming, cycling, ultra marathons, and more. The Bahrain Endurance 13 counts among its members some of the world’s best athletes not just in triathlon, but in world sport.”
The full roster of athletes on the Bahrain Endurance 13 and Bahrain Endurance Racing Team will be announced over the course of this week, culminating this weekend with Ironman 70.3 Mallorca on May 9.
The roster to date includes:
-Javier Gomez (ESP)
– Jodie Swallow (GBR)
– Tim Don (GBR)
– Jan Frodeno (GER)
– James Cunnama (RSA)
– Brent McMahon (CAN)
– Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)