Age-group route announced for Hyde Park
Route for 2013 World Triathlon Grand Final in London takes in some of London's most famous sites
Today the Grand Final of the ITU World Triathlon Series, known as the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London, announced the route for the Age-Group Olympic Distance World Championship. The triathlon is part of the prestigious UK Sport Gold Event Series and will be hosted over five days from 11-15 September at the Olympic triathlon venue in Hyde Park.
The morning of Sunday 15 September will see 2,500 triathletes from all over the world representing their country in the Age-Group Olympic Distance World Championship. This is a chance for the most committed amateur level triathletes to be crowned World Champion at the same venue as the London 2012 Olympic Games.
GB triathletes and those travelling many miles to visit London will be treated to some of the best sites the capital has to offer:
- Swim: In Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake
- Bike: Wellington Arch, past Buckingham Palace, over to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, through Whitehall, all the way down the Embankment, past London Bridge to Tower Bridge, then back again via Trafalgar Square and the Mall
- Run: Around Hyde Park
Alongside the world’s best amateur athletes, the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London will host the Grand Final of the Senior Elite race, welcoming back to London the heroes of the London 2012 Olympic Games to decide the 2013 world champions.
The event will also see races for the charity fundraisers, first time triathletes, junior, U23 and paratriathletes across five days in Hyde Park.
Robert Püstow, Managing Director of organisers Upsolut Sports UK said: “We are extremely excited that London has provided a route for Olympic Distance World Championship Age-Group athletes that takes in some of the most iconic sites of the capital. With so many athletes travelling from all over the world it will make this an unforgettable experience. We are also delighted that the Elite bike route follows the same course as used in the London 2012 Olympic Games giving spectators a number of opportunities to watch their triathlon heroes pass by.”
The event is being organised in partnership between Upsolut Sports UK and British Triathlon, is part of UK Sport’s Gold Events Series – the UK’s legacy programme of major international sporting events – is supported by the Mayor of London and is one of the first major Olympic legacy events happening in London post the London 2012 Olympic Games. It will be broadcast live on BBC and is free to view for spectators in and around Hyde Park.
More details of all routes are available on http://london.triathlon.org