Aileen Morrison

Aileen Reid (née Morrison) (born 15 June 1982 in Derry) is a professional triathlete from Northern Ireland who represented Ireland at the London 2012 & Rio 2016 Olympics.

Reid represents the North West Triathlon Club and competes for French team Poissy.

Also an accomplished runner and swimmer, Reid is a former NI Cross country champion, and won a medal at the World University Cross Country championships with Team Ireland.

Aileen trained as a physical education teacher prior to beginning her triathlon career.

She competed in the Women's triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she finished in a disappointing 43rd place, almost 10 minutes behind winner Nicola Spirig.[1] Reid suffered a crash on the first lap of the bike course as a result of wet roads and poor bike handling skills.[2]

She married in October 2012, and raced under her married name thereafter.

She finished the 2013 season ranked 8th in the World, with a silver medal at the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in London. She has had two other World triathlon series podiums with a silver medal in Madrid in June 2012, and Hamburg in July 2010.

Reid competed in the Women's triathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympics. After being touted as a potential medalist, Reid could only manage 21st after losing significant time to the leaders on the bike section, once again showing she lacks the technical bike ability to succeed at the highest level of competition.[3]

She retired in July, 2017.

The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the Athlete's Profile Page.[4] The following events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and belong to the Elite category.

DateCompetitionPlaceRank
  2008-05-18  European CupBrno 6
  2008-06-27  University Triathlon ChampionshipErdek 13
  2008-07-12  European CupAthlone 6
  2008-08-03  European CupEgirdir 7
  2008-08-30  European CupSplit 3
  2008-09-13  European CupVienna 12
  2008-09-27  BG World CupLorient 22
  2009-04-05  European CupQuarteira 6
  2009-05-02  Dextro Energy World Championship SeriesTongeyong 22
  2009-06-21  Dextro Energy World Championship SeriesWashington DC 25
  2009-07-02  European ChampionshipsHolten 13
  2009-07-18  European CupAthlone 2
  2009-08-15  Dextro Energy World Championship SeriesLondon DNF
  2010-05-22  European CupSenec 6
  2010-06-05  Dextro Energy World Championship SeriesMadrid 23
  2010-06-12  Elite CupHy-Vee 27
  2010-07-03  European ChampionshipsAthlone 5
  2010-07-17  Dextro Energy World Championship SeriesHamburg 3
  2010-08-14  Dextro Energy World Championship SeriesKitzbühel 16
  2010-09-08  Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand FinalBudapest 17
  2010-10-16  World CupTongyeong 4
  2010-10-23  Asian CupHong Kong 1
  2011-04-03  European CupAntalya 1
  2011-04-17  World CupIshigaki 2

BG = the sponsor British Gas · DNF = did not finish

References

  1. "Aileen Morrison Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  2. "Irish triathlon: Morrison struggles to 43rd at Hyde Park".
  3. "Reid finishes 21st at Rio triathlon". Itv.com. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  4. "Triathlon.org - Results Page". Archive.triathlon.org. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
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