Trio-to-Rio! Twins competing in the same event is not uncommon at the Olympic level. But the Luik sisters –Leila, Liina and Lily – will be the first identical triplets to compete in the Olympics when they run the marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The blond, blued-eyed sisters from the southern Estonian university town of Tartu, now 30 years old, only took up serious distance running when they were 24.
The sisters live separately in Estonia and sometimes have to train apart. But they regularly spend winters together at a high-altitude training camp in Kenya, and they enjoy each other’s company, chatting away while running. They will all be training in northern Italy from June for Rio.
“It is boring to train alone,” said Leila.
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