Aaron Royle

Aaron Royle

Triathlon Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:00 AM 18 Aug (Rio)
Men

1:46:42 (9th)


Alistair Brownlee (GBR)
Jonathan Brownlee (GBR)
Henri Schoeman (RSA)

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Athlete Biography

Aaron Royle, nick-named “Bugs”, will make his Olympic debut at the Rio Games after he secured Australia’s first Triathlon quota spot having finished 6th at the 2015 Rio Test Event.

Royle grew up in Newcastle and was drawn to the sport after his parents forced him to choose between swimming and running, instead he added a bike leg and fell in love with triathlon.

In his first year on the senior Triathlon Australia Team, in 2012, Royle proved he was a force to be reckoned with after being crowned U23 World Champion.

Spending half his year in Wollongong, as part of the illustrious “Wollongong Wizards”, Royle trains alongside fellow selected Team member Ryan Bailie and two-time women’s World Champion Gwen Jorgenson.

The 25-year-old spends the remaining of the year in the Wizards training base in Vitoria, Spain, and makes frequent appearances on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
  • 2008 Australia - 4th (triathlon)

Recent Performances

  • 13th - 2016 World Triathlon Series Gold Coast (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 2nd - 2016 OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships (Gisborne, New Zealand)
  • 5th - 2016 OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup (Wollongong, Australia)
  • 6th - 2015 Olympic Test Event (Rio de Janerio, Brazil)
  • 7th - 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final (Chicago, USA)

Career Highlights

  • Qualifying for the 2016 Games by finishing 6th at the Rio Test Event, 2015
  • Getting my first 2015 podium at a World Triathlon Series, coming third in Stockholm
  • Securing three back-to-back Nepean Triathlon Championships from 2013-15

Education

  • Primary
    Maryland Public School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Wallsend High and Jesmond High School (NSW, Australia)

Training

  • Coach
    Jamie Turner (2004 - C\current)
  • Club
    Wollongong Wizards
  • Institute/Academy
    NSWIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Wollongong, Australian (primary)
  • Secondary Training Base
    Vitoria, Spain (secondary)

Q&A

Superstition/s
I always do the same run session the night before each race
Favourite food
Aussie BBQ, Thai food and chocolate
Favourite holiday destination
I have travelled too many places for sport so hard to pick one. French alps, Rio, Hamburg, Italy would be a few of my favorite cities
Favourite music
Aussie Hip Hop
Dream car
Not bothered! Honestly happy with my 2007 Suburu Forester
Star Sign
Aquarius
I would spend my last $10 on
Chocolate
Tattoos/Piercings
Wizard hat tatt on my right buttocks and bugs bunny tatt on my left ribs
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
MTB'ing... I'm not very good at it but I love getting on the MTB in my off-season and pretending that I can
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Mens 4x100 freestyle relay 2000
First Olympic Memory?
Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics, I was 8 years old and I remember running around the playground at school pretending I was a speed skater
Most Influential person in your career/life
Mum, Dad and my coach of 12 years Jamie Turner
Why this sport?
Read my AOC blog "So... Why triathlon" :-p