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Tri to provide best free-to-view experience at Olympics

The best spots revealed to watch triathlon at the Olympics

Triathlon was one of the first London 2012 events to sell out in the public ticket allocation process, however there are still many free to view areas along the course for spectators.

Ticket applicants will have received confirmation by 24 June if their application was successful. Demand has greatly exceeded supply for many sports sessions but the triathlon event provides a great opportunity for anyone to come to London and experience the magic of an Olympic Games.

The Olympic triathlon event, set to take place on 4th (Saturday) and 7th (Tuesday) August 2012, will still provide plenty of opportunities to watch our world class British athletes racing through some of London’s most iconic landmarks including the Serpentine, The Wellington Arch, Buckingham Palace as well as plenty of areas within Hyde Park to view the event.

British Triathlon’s top spectator points include:

· The Wellington Arch / Hyde Park Corner

· Buckingham Palace (Green Park Tube, best access)

· South side of Serpentine Bridge

· The Lido

· Hercules Monument

· South Carriage Drive and Inside the park at Knightsbridge

· Northern access to the park via Marble Arch tube

Triathlon is also providing the perfect opportunity for triathlon fans around the UK to test their favourite viewing spot on 6 and 7 August 2011 at the ITU World Championship Series event in Hyde Park. The whole event is free-to-view and will showcase the best triathletes from around the world. The event has even greater significance this year, with many National Federations using the race as an Olympic Selection event, including Britain. ?

220 columnist, Vicky Holland, is looking forward to racing at the Hyde Park event this year and urges the triathlon community to get down and find the best vantage points for 2012 commenting: “Hyde Park is a great opportunity to race on the Olympic course for next year and to familiarise myself with all of the technical aspects that I will hopefully be navigating in 2012.

“On top of this, I hope we can inspire and encourage many Londoners to come and support the event in 2012, particularly people who may not have taken an interest before, but seeing the race going on through the streets of London will hopefully show them some of the excitement of our sport and spark their interest.”

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.