ITU World Triathlon Series heads to London for European leg
London this weekend marks the sixth race and start to the European leg in the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series. Serving as the host city for the second sprint-distance race of the season for the elites, the Great Britain capital will also see the likes of Paratriathlon across multiple sport classes.
While Gwen Jorgensen (USA) tops the start list in the hopes of continuing on in her nine-time undefeated winning streak, London may bring her toughest competition yet. A star-studded women’s race will also feature compatriot Katie Zaferes, Great Britain’s own Non Stanford and Vicky Holland and New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt. In the men’s race, brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) will face off head-to-head for the first time this season and with Javier Gomez (ESP) taking a break from the WTS, fellow Spaniard Mario Mola will be sporting the No. 1 in an attempt to claim another London gold as he did in a last-minute sprint finish last year.
ABOUT THE RACE:
London first appeared on the ITU calendar in 2009, as part of the inaugural Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series. The England capital city went on to host the race in 2010 and 2011 in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympic Games. Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee earned their country its first triathlon Olympic medals ever, while the women’s race came down to a nail-biting down to the line sprint photo finish between Nicola Spirig and Lisa Norden. In 2013 London also served as the host site for the WTS Grand Final. Last year the event crowned Gwen Jorgensen and Mario Mola top honours as they took home the gold for the elites.
Sunday 31 May – 16:45 UTC/GMT +1 Click here for the time in your area
Sunday 31 May – 15:05 UTC/GMT+1 Click here for the time in your area
$150,000 USD (equal for men & women)
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