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Sporting stars fill the starting grid at the 2010 TriStar111 Monaco

Sporting stars fill the starting grid at the 2010 TriStar111 Monaco

F1 drivers, Olympic swimmers, Tour riders and Ironman World Champions to race the principality's course

The starting guns will go off at 8am this coming Sunday morning for a unique triathlon covering 1km of swimming in the Mediterranean, 100km of cycling through the mountains surrounding the principality, and 10km of running along the world-famous Formula One circuit.

Established triathlon competitor Jenson Button will line up alongide former F1 driver Alexander Wurz and current Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg to take on the relay. Button will tackle the swim, Wurz the bike and Rosberg, recent finisher at the Kitzbühel WCS age-group race, the run. Two more F1 pilots will share a relay between them: Virgin Racing’s Lucas di Grassi (swim and run) and Hispania Racing’s Bruno Senna (bike).

Another relay team of sporting specialists will be composed of Olympian Swimmer Grégory Mallet, professional cyclist in the Radioshack team Geoffroy Lequatre and five times Ironman France winner Marcel Zamora.

Former Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack will be competing against Olivier Marceau (SUI), Hervé Banti (MON), Mikel Elgezabal (ESP), Romain Cadière (FRA), and 10 more professional athletes in the male category. On the female side, winner of last year’s Ironman 70.3 (the format that has been replaced by TriStar111) Christel Robin (FRA) will try to defend her pole position against Dina Braguti (ITA), Coralie Lemaire (BEL), and Sara Tavecchio (ITA).

For more on the race head to www.tristarlive.com

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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