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Dates announced for London Tri

20th anniversary race dates confirmed – plus entries go on sale next week

The iconic London Triathlon swim start

With 13,000 participants descending on the capital city, the London Triathlon has fast established itself as the UK’s biggest triathlon and next year celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The 2016 dates have been confirmed as 6-7th August and taking place during the Rio Olympic Games, organisers hope the event will help to celebrate the sport of triathlon and cater for participants of all ages and abilities.

Andy Knee, MD of IMG Mass Participation Sports said: “Triathlon is an iconic event in the city’s sporting calendar, with participants swimming the Royal Victoria Docks and cycling and running the surrounding area every year. We’re looking forward to welcoming returning triathletes and our thousands of first-timers to celebrate the event’s 20th anniversary in 2016.”

Four distances are available: Super-Sprint, Sprint, Olympic and Olympic Plus, as well as a variety of wave types including relay, age-group, youth, mixes and male and female-only.

Entries go on sale next week and you can sign up now to the priority list to guarantee a place at the start line. Visit the London Triathlon website here.

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Helen has been 220's Editor since July 2013, when she made the switch from marathons to multisport. She's usually found open-water swimming and has competed in several swimruns as well as the ÖtillÖ World Series. Helen is a qualified Level 2 Open-Water Swim Coach focusing on open-water confidence and runs regular workshops at the South West Maritime Academy near Bristol. She is also an RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard trainer/assessor.