Two new destinations have already been confirmed for 2012, as the international triathlon series TriStar continues to grow. Deauville and Berlin have been added to a list of other 10 destinations across the world.
TriStar33.3 Deauville and TriStar111 Deauville will be held on 17 June in Normandy, northwest France and the inaugural TriStar111 Berlin will be held two weeks later. This time it’ll be possible to compete in a relay team of 2 or 3 members in both races, which is an ideal way to introduce new athletes in the triathlon world.
Deauville will become part of the World Series and will host two TriStar events: TriStar111 Deauville and TriStar33.3 Deauville. The competition will start with a 1km swim departing from the famous Deauville Beach, followed by a 100km bike and then a 10km run into the heart of the town. The shorter format, TriStar33.3 consists of 300m swim, 30km bike section and 3km run.
TriStar111 Berlin will take place on 1 July. The 1km swim will be in the Spree River, located in the eastern part of Berlin, followed by five laps of the bike track – totaling 100km – which will take participants west to the central Tempelhof airport. The final run of 10km consists of one lap on the runway asphalt and the entrance to the Hasenheide Park. The finish area will be located on the asphalt of the old airport. The event, which couldn’t be run in 2011, will now become the second race in Germany in addition to TriStar Worms.
The TriStar Series has grown to 21 races in 12 destinations in less than three years: Split (Croatia), Nevis (St.Kitts and Nevis), Mallorca (Spain), Madrid (Spain), Worms-Germany (Germany), Deauville (France), Berlin (Germany), Lyon (France), Estonia-Otepää (Estonia), Minnesota (USA), Monaco (Monaco) and Sardinia (Italy). TriStar has introduced new distances to the sport of triathlon (A/N: 111km and 222km), officially recognized by ITU, as well as a new Team Racing Concept T5. More Info: www.tristarseries.com and www.star-events.cc
TriStar Deauville: www.tristardeauville.com June 17, 2012
TriStar Berlin: www.tristar-berlin.com July 1, 2012