Olympic silver medalist Georgia Taylor-Brown and multiple Ironman champion Joe Skipper will join the Bahrain Endurance 13 team this year. The two members of the team who won’t be back are Spanish 10-time world champ Javier Gomez and Taylor-Brown’s countrywoman Vicky Holland. Gomez was one of the original members of the team, which started eight years ago.
“I’m very excited to join the Bahrain Endurance 13 team,” Taylor-Brown said. “This is a group of absolute legends, and I feel honored and very privileged to be part of that team. Winning the silver medal in Tokyo was a massive success and a childhood dream but I’ve still got more to do in triathlon; I’m not finished. And I believe Bahrain Endurance can help me achieve my goals in the years to come. I’m also super excited to head to the Kingdom of Bahrain and get involved in the sports programs taking place there.”
“I’m really pleased to be a part of Bahrain Endurance 13,” said Skipper. “It’s great to have their support as I go into a year with two Ironman World Championships and two PTO Tour events. I’m currently training hard in Spain in preparation for the upcoming season and will be racing at Ironman South Africa at the start of April.”
Included in the 11 returnees to the team are Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk, who will continue to focus on World Triathlon racing as he gears up for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. He joins some of the biggest names in the sport including Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR), Alistair Brownlee (GBR), Daniela Ryf (SUI), Jan Frodeno (GER), Holly Lawrence (GBR), Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA), Vincent Luis (FRA), Henri Schoeman (RSA). The team also includes Paralympic silver medalist Lauren Parker (AUS) and Ironman champion David Plese (SLO), who is based in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.