Avil aims for European acclaim in Athlone


Garmin kit-sponsored triathlete Hollie Avil squares up to some of the top names in European triathlon this weekend at the Senior European Championships in Athlone, Ireland.

Hollie, currently the world U23 champion, will step up to senior level to contest the women’s title alongside the cream of the continent's triathletes including defending champion Nicola Spirig of Swizerland and last year’s runner-up Luxembourger Elizabeth May.

The keenly-contended event will feature a 1.5 kilometre swim in the River Shannon followed by a flat and fast 40 kilometre ride before a 10 kilometre run through the medieval city.

As part of her race preparations, Avil travelled to Rio Maior, Portugal for a pre-Euros camp. See what it takes to be a champion with this 4000-metre track training session recorded by her multisport Forerunner 310XT at online training community Garmin Connect.

Avil makes her bid for European victory at 3.30pm tomorrow (Saturday 3 July 2010).