Elite competitors at the GE Canary Wharf Triathlon, the third event of the 2012 British Triathlon Super Series, will race twice in one night with a 400m swim, 10km bike ride and a 2km run. Heats begin during the early rush hour, with the finals finishing under floodlights.
Expect some fast-paced action as the teams of three go up against each other starting with a 400m swim, followed by 10km on the bike and finishing off with a 2km run. The multi-lap course offers fantastic spectator viewing throughout the swim, run and bike sections. Entry Information is available online at www.canarywharftriathlon.com.
British terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 has confirmed it will screen highlights of the race in two half hour specials, which will be available in high definition for the first time this year. Highlights for the women’s race will air on July 14 and on July 21 for the men’s race.
Commenting on the Super-Sprint format, GB’s Aaron Harris, who placed second in the 2011 GE Canary Wharf Triathlon, said: “I would love to come back and race it all over again, I enjoyed the heat and the final, it’s just like track racing, it’s brilliant.”
The Corporate Challenge, now exclusively open to employees of Canary Wharf based companies, offers the chance to experience the thrill of racing on the same course as elite athletes, just five weeks before Hyde Park hosts the triathlon competition for the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 August. A selection of the world’s best elite triathletes will take on a super-sprint eliminator in what promises to be a high-octane spectacle around the iconic Canary Wharf, London’s premier business and shopping district, on Thursday 28 June, 2012.
Volunteer recruitment is open for anyone with a passion for sport and who wants to be part of one of the most iconic triathlon events in the UK. For additional information about volunteering opportunities visit //www.canarywharftriathlon.com .
For more information about the British Triathlon Super Series visit www.britishtriathlonsuperseries.com