A TALENTED athlete will be stepping up his training regime after being selected to represent his country in a gruelling international duathlon.

Richmond School and Sixth Form College student Harry Robson, 17, will be part of the Team GB squad in the Duathlon World Championships in Denmark in July.

Duathlons see competitors run 5K and cycle 20K, before running another 2.5K and Harry will run and cycle in the 16-19 age category, which attracts talented teenagers from around the globe.

The student, of Catterick Village, is a Richmond and Zetland Harrier and keen cyclist, sponsored by cycle specialists Triology. He is actively looking for other sponsors.

“It is going to be a tough event and I have a lot of training to complete before July,” said Harry, who already trains six days a week.