Velochampion are excited to announce a new athlete sponsorship with Triathlon brothers Andy & Jamie Oakey.
Andy is an age-group GB triathlete and aquathlete, whose background is in swimming; competing for his local swimming club from a young age. At university, he took up cycling and represented Southampton at the BUCS Track championships. In his final year at university he took up triathlon, placing second in the Varsity Triathlon Championships in Nottingham, and narrowly missed the podium in the London Triathlon. Andy is looking forward to a strong season in 2019 in which he will be racing in the Alpe d'Huez Triathlon and Boston Marathon amongst other events this season.
Jamie is a GB age group triathlete and aquathlete. Having swum competitively from a young age 2014 saw Jamie looking for a new challenge, he entered a triathlon and was instantly hooked. Numerous learning experiences followed, along with racing within elite domestic fields, posting sub 2 hour Olympic triathlon finishing times and making podiums for GB in the sub-discipline of aquathlon followed. 2019's goal is all about going long, with his Ironman debut in Ironman UK in the middle of the year, and aspirations of qualifying for the world champs in Kona, Hawaii.
Managing Director Ciaran Dunne said: “We want to support up and coming athletes to achieve their full potential. With the amount of kit a Triathlete will need sponsoring brothers Andy & Jamie Oakey, it’s the perfect opportunity for us as we look to expand our cycling and running collections. We look forward to tracking the Oakey’s performances this season and wish them all the best for the 2019 season.”
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