Wednesday December 11, 2019

Reid’s hard road to Rio

After the disappointment of London 2012, triathlete Aileen Reid has left no stone unturned in her quest for Olympic redemption

17th April, 2016
Aileen Reid: ‘I’d love to stand on the podium in Rio, but there’s work to be done’ All pictures: Sportsfile

Most mornings, the alarm goes off at 4.50am and most mornings she’s already awake and waiting for the iPhone to jump-start her day. The swimming pool in Lisburn is only a short drive from her home but she never feels the temptation to pull the duvet over her head and snatch another few minutes of sleep. As Ireland’s leading triathlete, Aileen Reid is a serious medal contender for Rio and she cannot afford a lie-in...

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