Meet ‘The Falcon’ – New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde

Rapidly rising through the triathlon ranks, New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde shook off a bike crash on Friday to secure a Super League Triathlon podium in Malta

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Young Kiwi continues breakthrough 2019 season at Super League Triathlon Malta

Third at the Tokyo Olympic Test event, second at the Super League Jersey and Gold at the ITU Junior/U23 Mixed Relay World Championship – it has certainly been a fine season for New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde.

The continued this past weekend at Super League Triathlon Malta, where he added another podium finish to his C.V., taking third place behind Vincent Luis (FRA) and Kristian Blummenfelt. It wasn’t an easy weekend though, which began on Friday with a big bike crash in training which left him battered, bruised and with stitches in his face. He’s a real character too – and his racing season is not over yet.

I spoke to Hayden after racing on both Saturday and Sunday and yu can check those videos out below, along with some great images of his weekend from the fantastic Super League Triathlon photography team.

After the Equalizer Final (3rd)

https://www.facebook.com/Tri247/videos/507227646791465/

Following Saturday’s Enduro Qualification (2nd)

https://www.facebook.com/Tri247/videos/2498466596906736/

Hayden’s Super League Triathlon Malta Gallery

Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Photo by Darren Wheeler (That Camera Man) / Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Photo by Darren Wheeler (That Camera Man) / Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Photo: Tommy Zaferes / Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Photo by Darren Wheeler (That Camera Man) / Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Photo: Tommy Zaferes / Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Fastest Transitions Jersey – Photo by Tom Shaw / Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Fastest Bike Jersey – Photo by Tom Shaw / Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Fastest Run Jersey – Photo by Tom Shaw / Super League Triathlon
Super League Triathlon Malta 2019 / Hayden Wilde
Photo by Darren Wheeler (That Camera Man) / Super League Triathlon
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TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in the sport for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages. He's also a familiar voice in commentary at major events, including the recent Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. While his passion is triathlon, you'll also find him watching Boxing, Darts or at the theatre enjoying a good musical...
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