One of the toughest courses on the ITU Triathlon World Cup schedule is just days away from action. With a hill spanning nearly two kilometers long set at an altitude of 6300 feet, the 2012 Guatape ITU Triathlon World Cup will push athletes to the limit. While torrential downpours and a mudslide forced race officials to shorten the course to sprint distance in 2011, the original Olympic distance course returns this year to give athletes twice the challenge.
Colombia capitalized on its home soil advantage, as Colombian athletes will make up the majority of the start lists in both the women’s and men’s races, which will showcase a strong display of Central and South American talent.
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