14-year-old to race Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee


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The Independent Online

London 2012 champion Alistair Brownlee will be joined by 14-year-old compatriot Sam O'Shea when he takes on the Abu Dhabi triathlon next month.

O'Shea, who has won Under-18 triathlons and 20km (12.5-mile) running races, will compete for a share of £143,400 in prize-money.

He said: "Watching Alistair Brownlee win the triathlon gold medal at London 2012 convinced me that this is what I want to do with my life."