In a re-run of London 2012, the world’s best triathletes including Olympic Champion Alistair Brownlee will again descend on Hyde Park in September in front of an expected crowd of 200,000 as the Grand Final of the ITU World Triathlon Series comes to town.The event, sponsored by PruHealth, is the most prestigious of triathlon competitions and will see 8,500 athletes from all over the world competing for Junior, U23, Elite, Paratriathlon and Amateur World Championship titles.
Five days of spectacular competition in Hyde Park from 11-15 September will be accompanied by a five day Triathlon Festival on Trafalgar Square featuring a health & lifestyle programme of one of the fastest growing sport in the UK. BBC’s live coverage of the elite races will be shown on big screens and those that have never tried out the sport will be given the opportunity to do a mini triathlon on Trafalgar Square itself. Kids Zones, temporary pools, static bikes, treadmills and PruHealth vitality tests willcomplete the triathlon experience.
Organisers Upsolut Sports and British Triathlon today announced that as well as being able to watch for free around the Olympic course, a small number of exclusive tickets will also be placed on sale at midday today (9th July) for grandstand seats for the women’s and men’s elite races on 14th and 15th September respectively.
Tickets (£15 for adults and £5 for children) will be on a first come first served basis and fans need to go to london.triathlon.org to purchase.
The Grand Final is part of UK Sport’s £27million National Lottery funded Gold Event Series which aims to bring 70 major championships to homesoil to build a strong sporting legacy for the UK.
It will be one of the biggest sporting events to hit the capital this year and will see Britain’s Paratriathletes embark on their first ever Paralympic journey and over 1,000 GB age-group athletes competing for worldtitles in front of friends and family ensuring an unforgettable atmosphere in Hyde Park.