The Bahrain Endurance 13 team continues to push itself as a reference in the world triathlon with the addition of Alistair Brownlee and Holly Lawrence as well as as it’s first age-group triathlete Mikel Calahorra.

If Alistair’s plan to move into long course racing was not a secret anymore, being part of a team mainly turned on Ironman goals is another step. “The next couple of years will see me race over longer distances, though I will still be at Leeds WTS this year,” Brownlee says. His actions followed is words and this offers exciting perspectives for the future.

Holly Lawrence, current Ironman 70.3 World Champion is “excited to be part of the team, to join legends like Jan Frodeno, Javier Gomez and Daniela Ryf who I’ve always looked up to.” She ways.

However, the addition of two more big names from the sport mustn’t hide the other aspect of Bahrain Endurance policy. With the addition of Mikel Calahorra, Shaikh Nasser’s organization acknowledges the importance of a diversified vision of development. Hopefully, the creation of the first Middle East girls triathlon team is a symbol of expansion beyond the pros and Calahorra reinforces this feeling.

The Bahrain Endurance 13 Team:

Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) Jan Frodeno (GER)
Daniela Ryf (SUI) Alistair Brownlee (GBR)
Jodie Cunnama (GBR) Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)
Caroline Steffen (SUI) David Plese (SLO)
Holly Lawrence (GBR) Fredrik Croneborg (SWE)
Brent McMahon (CAN) Mikel Calahorra (ESP)
Ben Hoffman (USA)