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ISLAND ATHLETE MATT SHARP TO PARTICIPATE IN FRENCH TRIATHLON


TeamSpy athlete Matt Sharp returns to triathlon this week with a trip to France for the Fit’Days MGEN Sprint Triathlon Series in Lyon.

Matt will be 1 of only 65 specially selected pro and elite triathletes taking part in the 6-day event which sees participants undertake 6 races at the sprint distance in 6 days, starting in Mont Lozere and finishing the final sprint in Narbonne.

The Isle of Wight resident recently secured a 3rd place podium finish alongside Sir Mo Farrah at the 2018 London Vitality 10k and gained 9th place overall when he represented England at the Barcelona Marathon in February. Matt also won the title of Hampshire Cross Country Champion 2018 back in January.

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Matt has been racing for TeamSpy since his move to the Island 2 years ago.

Having been previously contracted to the French Race League – and highly experienced at all triathlon disciplines including drafting and non-drafting – Matt took part with fellow teammates Clint Oliver and Dave Hunt in team sponsor’s SpyVelo Long Weekend as part of the Isle of Wight Festival of Running last month. Securing the fastest swim time of the event, Matt and the team took the Overall Team prize in a time of just 3:54:54.

Matt heads out to France for the Sprint Triathlon series later this week.

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