Aaron 18th at Worlds

31 August 2007

Team Bath’s Aaron Harris finished a creditable 18th place finish in today’s (Friday) junior men’s race at the World Triathlon Championships in Hamburg.

The 19-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance student completed the race in 55 minutes and 36 seconds, one minute and 53 seconds behind race winner Aurelien Raphael from France.

It was Aaron’s World Championships debut and came just a year after he had to take three months out of the sport with a stress fracture of his lower back.

Some 82 triathletes competed in the World Championships race, which featured a 750m swim, 20k bike ride and a 5k run.

In June Aaron finished eighth in the junior men’s race at the European Championships in Copenhagen.

Britain’s Alistair Brownlee took silver in Hamburg, with Vincent Luis from France winning bronze.

The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.

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Posted: Friday 31st August 2007

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