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Cashmore & Jones join triathlon programme

Cashmore & Jones join triathlon programme

Former Paralympic swimmer Claire Cashmore and ex-Paralympic wheelchair racer Jade Jones have both been named in British Triathlon's podium potential programme for 2018.

The pair are two of five new athletes to be added to the squad after demonstrating significant improvements in their form during 2017.

World champion and Paralympic gold medalist Andy Lewis is one of the athletes selected in the podium squad, alongside Dave Ellis, Alison Patrick, Lauren Steadman and Melissa Reid.

"We’re pleased to add some new names to the World Class Performance Squads alongside some of the sports’ most successful athletes," said British Triathlon performance director, Brendan Purcell.

Podium Squad:

Dave Ellis, 31, Manchester
Andy Lewis, 34, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Alison Patrick, 30, from Dunfermline, based Loughborough
Lauren Steadman, 24, Portsmouth
Melissa Reid, 26, Truro

Podium Potential Squad:
Steven Crowley, 40, Exeter
George Peasgood, 22, Loughborough
Ryan Taylor, 24, Derby
Joe Townsend, 28, Eastbourne
Fran Brown, 33, London
Claire Cashmore, 29, Manchester
Jade Jones, 21, Middlesborough
Niccole Walters (Guide), 28, Bath