London Tri organisers invite 2014 entries

Organisers hope to attract disappointed London Marathon bidders

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With inspired timing, the London Triathlon's organisers have invited unsuccessful bidders for the London Marathon 2014 to try their hand at triathlon in 2014 – mere days after the marathon's ballot results were released.

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With thousands of disappointed runners around the country ruing their unsuccessful application, the organisers behind London Tri hope that this could give them record numbers for 2-3 August 2014.

There are four different distances next year – Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic and the longer-distance Olympic Plus (1.5km swim/80km bike/10km run) – as well as the option to compete as individuals or as part of a team relay.

As ever, the event will take place at London Dockland's Excel Centre, with over 13,000 triathletes of all abilities expected next year, along with over 30,000 spectators.

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Entries officially open on 3 October, but entrants can register their interest now to gain access to a 48 hour priority window at www.thelondontriathlon.co.uk.