Kieran Jackson’s progression in the tough world of Triathlon has been startling since he competed in the event for the first time just two years ago.
Since finishing second in the Spokes Triathlon in Tramore in August 2009, Kieran has progressed to the point where he secured a place on Triathlon Ireland’s Junior Development Squad having competed with distinction at the Talent Identification Day in April.
His third place finish at the recent British Super Series in Sunderland, where he finished just behind European champion Myles Burton, confirmed his status as an athlete of potential and the young Tramore teenager has his sights firmly set on realising that potential over the next few years.
The Triathlon is a relatively new sport to the Olympic Games having been introduced in Sydney in 2000. It’s a multi-sport event involving the completion of three endurance events. The popular form of Triathlon involves swimming, cycling and running over various distances. The Olympic distances for the event are 1.5k swim, 40km cycle and 10k run.