Organisers of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship, London, have announced an addition to their Age Group event programme which is due to take place on August 16th – the day after the elite races are contested on the Olympic venue in Hyde Park. Following hot on the heels of this announcement came the news that Alistair Brownlee has won the latest leg of the series in Kitzbuhel.
At the London leg in August, participants now have the opportunity to race an Olympic Distance event. This will be a 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run and will take place in a series of laps in a spectator-friendly format. So family and friends will be able to see the action close-up.
“We are delighted to be able to react to the demand for an Olympic Distance event”, said a spokesperson for Upsolut, the event management company who are staging the event on behalf of the International Triathlon Union.
Entry information for the Olympic Distance is available on www.triathlon-wcs-london.org. Registration for the event will open on July 14th and close on July 26th. Those triathletes who may have already registered for the Sprint Distance event will be able to transfer or stick with their original option and the deadline for all entries has been moved to July 26th to allow triathletes to make their choice.
Meanwhile, Alistair Brownlee’s gold medal at the ITU Series race in Kitzbuhel this weekend will have done nothing to dim the excitement of British triathlon fans at the prospect of seeing him race the world’s best in London on August 15th. The win adds to Alistair’s World Championships Series victories in Madrid and Washington. Crossing the line in 1:43:13 he held off Spain’s European champion, Javier Gomez, and Frenchman Laurent Vidal under threatening alpine skies.
Brownlee’s victory also took the Brit to the top of the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Rankings once again following four of the eight series legs. His 2,400 points total overhauls Gomez’s 2,368 with Vidal moving into third on 1,963.
Meanwhile, Emma Moffatt from Australia increased her lead at the top of the female rankings following another strong performance.
For more information contact the Dextro Energy World Championships Series press office on (01225) 443998 or firstname.lastname@example.org or (over weekend) (07831) 755351.
Image Delly Carr.