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Huge Crowds Expected At London ITU Champs This August

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Mar 14, 2011

London’s Hyde Park will be the setting for one of the best “free” shows in an Olympic sport this year with signs, a day before Olympic tickets go on sale, that the world’s top triathletes will be in the Park on August 6 and 7 to go head-to-head in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship, London, presented by Tata Steel.

“We know that 2009 world champion Alistair Brownlee, 2010 women’s bronze medalist, Helen Jenkins, along with their British team-mates will be there as British Triathlon has designated our event as a must-do for Olympic qualifying. The International Triathlon Union has told us that many other nations are doing the same. So we look set to have a bumper elite entry alongside the thousands of amateurs who will be racing on the same days”, said event organizer Robert Puestow today.

The prospect for spectators in the Park itself and along the route to Buckingham Palace and back looks set to be mouth-watering. Organizer Upsolut will set up grand stands for 1,500 spectators along the finish line on Serpentine Road. Big screens will show the live TV pictures from all over the course. Entry for spectators will be free of charge in 2011, whether in the grandstands or anywhere else on the course.

“We expect up to 25.000 spectators per day watching the elite races”, said Robert Puestow. “This is definitely the sports event to watch this summer in London and if you haven’t done yet, put the weekend August 6-7 in your diary!”

Read more: Runnersweb.com

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