Triathlon: Reid claims sixth place

Ireland's Aileen Reid.

Ireland's Aileen Reid.

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Londonderry’s Aileen Reid secured a sixth place in the triathlon on the first day of the European Games in Baku.

The 32-year-old had been hoping to give the 55-strong Irish team a great start by landing a medal in Saturday’s race.

Her time of 2:03.30 saw her finish three minutes and 30 seconds behind winner and Olympic champion, Nicola Spirig of Switzerland.

Holland’s Rachel Klamer was second and Sweden’s Lisa Norden was third.