ITU World Triathlon Series touches down in Japan
Yokohama this weekend marks the fifth race and halfway stage in the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series, in a season that has so far provided great contrast between the men and women in regards the competitive nature of the Series. While the women’s racing has been dominated by one name, the men are sharing the glory a little more liberally.
Gwen Jorgensen (USA) returns in hopes of continuing her undefeated streak, which she started in Yokohama last year, but will face tough competition with Non Stanford (GBR) returning for the first time since winning the World Championship title over Jorgensen in 2013. In the men’s race, Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee returns after a win in Cape Town to face a stiff contingency of Spanish men that include Javier Gomez and Mario Mola.
ABOUT THE RACE
The ITU World Triathlon Series returns to Yokohama for the fifth time. The series first appeared in Japan in 2009. The Japanese portal city skipped the 2010 series, but it reappeared on the WTS calendar in 2011. Due to the devastating earthquake, the event was postponed to later that year with ranking points counting towards to the 2012 season.
Saturday 16 May – 10:05 UTC/GMT +9 Click here for the time in your area
Saturday 16 May – 13:05 UTC/GMT+9 Click here for the time in your area
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