Παγκόσμιο Πρωτάθλημα – Λονδίνο : Ο πιο κρίσιμος αγώνας της χρονιάς.

Στο Λονδίνο το επόμενο Σαββατοκύριακο θα διαξαχθεί ο επόμενος αγώνας του Παγκοσμίου Πρωταθλήματος. Ο αγώνας θα είναι test event για του Ολυμπιακούς αγώνες του Λονδίνου και θα δώσουν το παρών όλα τα μεγάλα αστέρια του Τριάθλου Ολυμπιακής απόστασης. Ο αγώνας είναι πολύ κρίσιμος καθώς όχι μόνο δίνει πόντους για την Ολυμπιακή κατάταξη αλλά και για πολλές εθνικές ομοσπονδίες αποτελεί τον αγώνα που θα κρίνει ποιοι αθλητές και αθλήτριες θα εκπροσωπήσουν την χώρα στους Ολυμπιακούς αγώνες.

ITU Pres Release – in English

London Preview: Series points, Olympic qualification and on the line this weekend

London, Great Britain (2 August 2011) – Not only does this weekend kickstart the business end of the 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series, but it is a major qualifying event – not to mention the preview – for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The start lists are loaded with star power as all the top names have been aiming to peak for this race all year.

 

In the women’s race, will a return to form from Emma Moffatt, Emma Snowsill and Nicola Spirig mean one of them can topple Canadian Paula Findlay for the first time in 2011? Or will Findlay keep her London title and knock Barbara Riveros Diaz off the top of the rankings? In the men’s, can Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee and Will Clarke possibly sweep the podium for Great Britain at home? Or will Javier Gomez and Jan Frodeno take the chance to bounce back? Whatever the outcome, both races are set to thrill.

About the race: London hosted its first ITU race in 2009, as part of the inaugural Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series. Next year, it will host one of the biggest races in triathlon’s history, the fourth edition of the triathlon at the Olympic Games. The course starts with a one-lap 1.5km swim in The Serpentine in Hyde Park, before a 7-lap 40km bike that circles Buckingham Palace and a 4-lap, 10km run that finishes in Hyde Park. It will be a perfect preview as the world’s best get that priceless chance to conquer the Olympic course. London will become the first city to host the modern summer Olympic Games three times. It first hosted them in 1908 and 1948. With a population of almost eight million, London is the largest city in the European Union.