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Delving into all things Commonwealth Games between now and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

We recap the week that was, chat to a Games star of the past, present or future and take a look at the week ahead for our Commonwealth Games aspirants.

EPISODE 27: Jake Birthwhistle

Five years ago Jake Birtwhistle the Tasmanian born runner made a bold move and transitioned to triathlon, it was a change worth making.

Last week, Birtwhistle was one of six triathletes named on Team Australia for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The youthful triathlon team Charlotte McShane (27), Gillian Backhouse (26), Luke Willian (21), Ashleigh Gentle (26) and Matthew Hauser (19) will join Birtwhistle (22) on the start line on day one of competition in April.

Birtwhistle joined us on Gold Coast Gold to chat about the thrill of making the team, the transition from track and field and what it was like to meet his heroes; the late Kerryn McCann and Lee Troop.

 

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L - R: Jake Birtwhistle, Luke Willian, Matthew Hauser, Gillian Backhouse, Charlotte McShane assemble on the Gold Coast for the team announcement last week

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