Ryan Bailie will make his Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow later tonight Australian time in the men’s triathlon.
The Australian is among a 47-strong field, which will race around the Strathclyde Country Park on the outskirts of Glasgow.
“A lot of my goals for 2014 were set around this race,” Bailie said on the eve of the Games.
“I have had a good block of training and some confidence building races over the last few months, and I can’t wait to get out there and compete.”
Athletes are set to compete in a 1.5km open water swim, transitioning to a 40 kilometre road cycle before finishing with a 10km run.
The swim takes place in the Strathclyde Loch consisting of two 750m laps, while the bike is featured over five testing 8km laps, culminating with three 3.3km run loops.
Some of the biggest names in World Triathlon are among the Commonwealth field including Olympic medallists, siblings Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, South Africa’s Richard Murray, New Zealand’s Ryan Sissons and fellow Australian’s Aaron Royle and Dan Wilson.
Bailie, gained selection to the Games back in April following two successful and consistent years in the ITU World Triathlon Series.
For the first time at a Commonwealth Games, a mixed relay event will also be held in Glasgow.
This combined team event consists of two men and two women from each country, competing in a ‘super-sprint’ triathlon before passing the baton to their team mate.
The men’s individual race is scheduled for 3.00pm local time later today (Thursday 24 July, or 12.00am AEST, Friday 25 July).
The mixed relay race is scheduled for 12.00pm midday local time on Saturday 26 July (9.00pm AEST).
Race updates of both races will be posted via the Sam Maxwell Sports Management Twitter Account.