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(L to R) Dan Wilson, Ryan Bailie and Aaron Royle chasing the podium at the World Triathlon Series race in Auckland, NZL on 6 April 2014. Royle finished third, Wilson fourth and Bailie fifth.

It was a breakthrough day for Australian men’s triathlon in Auckland on Sunday when Aaron Royle claimed his first ITU World Triathlon Series podium

Sally Pearson wins the women's 100m hurdles final during the 92nd Australian Athletics Championships on April 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson can't wait to step out of her comfort zone and take on many of the world's fastest women when she doubles up at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the 100 metre hurdles and 100m sprint.

Christian Sprenger competes in the final of the Mens 100 metre Breaststroke event during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

SWIMMING: Updates from the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane which also acted as selection trials for the 2014 Pan Pacs and Commonwealth Games.

The Australia Swim Team pose during the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships at Brisbane Aquatic Centre on April 6, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced, tonight following a week of world class action at the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane.

Alana Boyd competes in the Women's Pole Vault during the Queensland Track Classic at Queensland Sports and Aquatic Centre on March 29, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Benn Harradine (Qld), Alana Boyd (Qld) and Sally Pearson (Qld) have entertained their home crowd by achieving Commonwealth Games A-Qualifiers at the Queensland Track Classic.

Australian swimmer Cate Campbell poses during a portrait session following the 15th FINA World Championships, on August 5, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: World champion swimmer Cate Campbell does not like to set goals. Usually.

2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team Chef de Mission Susie O'Neill and the Nanjing YOG mascot.

NANJING 2014: Australian Olympic medallists Susie O’Neill (Swimming) and Jessica Fox (Canoe/Kayak) are in Nanjing, China this week for official meetings prior to the start of the second summer Youth Olympic Games, taking place in the city from 16 – 28 August 2014.

(L to R) Craig Phillips, Julien Prosser, Kitty Chiller, Chris Fydler and Matt Favier of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team Executive pose for a group photo at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 20, 2013 during a Rio 2016 planning visit.

BLOG: Last time I posted a blog it was 1,000 days to go until the Rio Opening Ceremony in 2016. Today it is just 867 days to go and writing this blog provided an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved in the last 133 days.

Susie O'Neill and Michael Klim out enjoying the Sydney Olympic Games in September 2000.

SWIMMING: Dual Olympic gold medallists Susie O'Neill and Michael Klim were on Thursday officially announced as mentors to the national team's leadership group.

Brendan Sexton competes in the running stage of the Men's Triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Hyde Park which was won by Alistair Brownlee of Team GB on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

TRIATHLON: There was plenty of fierce racing across the weekend, with Australia well represented in the top 10 of the men's and women's events at the Mooloolaba Triathlon.