Entries open for Hyde Park

Spaces filling fast for the 2011 ITU World Champ event

The Dextro Energy ITU World Championship Series race in London returns to Hyde Park for the third consecutive year on 6 and 7 August 2011.

Organisers have announced today that the race route will, for the first time, feature a trip out of Hyde Park to Buckingham Palace. Entries opened at 9am this morning and already 50% of the Olympic Distance places on the Buckingham Palace Route have sold.
 
Britain’s top contenders will be amongst a field of the world’s best for the elite women’s and men’s events as triathletes seek a final chance to experience the chosen Olympic venue.
 
The thousands of amateurs who take part will also have the option of experiencing the thrill of crowd-lined streets.  
 
Organisers also plan an extended EXPO area in Hyde Park with trade stands and stalls and exhibitions.
 
For the elite triathletes, the whole event in 2011 will be an opportunity to test their abilities on the potential Olympic course. Brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee tasted despair and delight respectively in 2010 with the younger brother taking his first senior silver whilst the then world champion, Alistair, broke down in the final 100m after battling with eventual winner Javier Gomez of Spain – a memory he will want to banish in 2011.
 
Britain’s Helen Jenkins, winner of bronze in 2009 and 10, looks set to lead the British women’s effort against the rest of the world with the women’s race taking place on the Saturday while the elite men race on the Sunday.
 
Entries are open now for the 2011 event here.
 
There are four options of entries for the age-group events: Sprint and Olympic Distances (Hyde Park Course); Sprint and Olympic Distances (Buckingham Palace Course). Early bird options on entry fees are also available until 31st December, 2010,  here.

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