IMPORTANT UPDATE - SWIM CONTINGENCY
During the past week the LOC has been closely monitoring the surf conditions on the Sunshine Coast which are being influenced by the cyclone activity off the east coast ofAustralia.
In addition to advice from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, local professional lifeguards and the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club and in conjunction with the ITU a decision has been made to revise the swim course location. Current forecasts are indicating that the surf on Mooloolaba Beach on Saturday afternoon will be approx. 2m high, combined with low tide this will create dangerous rip conditions for athletes and subsequently the swim leg has been moved to the Mooloolah River.
Water temperature: Average 26 C
Number of laps: 1 lap
For more details please see the Race Briefing Presentation>>>http://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/ITU_WC_Mooloolaba_Athletes_Briefing_13th_March_2014.pdf
Swim map in Mooloolah River >> http://www.triathlon.org/uploads/events/mooloolaba_swim_map.pdf
Number of laps:4 laps at 5km per lap
Out and back clockwise ride along Mooloolaba Esplanade and Alexandra Parade. Gradual climb along Mooloolaba Esplanade from transition to Buderim Avenue intersection before descent onto Alexandra Parade. Sharp turn point at the corner of Maroubra street before inbound journey along Alexandra Parade. Sharp technical dog leg turn before downhill descent onto Beach Terrace to transition.
Number of laps:4 Laps at approximately 1.25km per la.
Out and back clockwise run along Mooloolaba Esplanade and Alexandra Parade. Gradual climb along Mooloolaba Esplanade from transition to Meta Street intersection avoiding the steep climb on Alexandra Parade. Water station is located approximately 30 meters after the run turn at approximately 800 meters from transition. Athletes will pass this location 4 times.
Maps available in `Docs` section.
Prize money distribution. Elite men and women:
1st. 7,500 USD
2nd. 6,000 USD
3rd. 4,500 USD
4th. 3,000 USD
5th. 2,100 USD
6th. 1,800 USD
7th. 1,500 USD
8th. 900 USD
9th. 675 USD
10th. 525 USD
11th. 450 USD
12th. 375 USD
13th. 300 USD
14th. 225 USD
15th. 150 USD
Thursday, 13th March 2014 at 6:00pm
The Mantra Room, Mantra Resort Mooloolaba
Name of Media Contact:
Lisa Pringle – Media Manager
Courtney – Marketing Manager | Media Centre Coordinator
Address for Media Credentials request:
Location of Media Centre and hours of operation:
Location: Mantra Hotel, cnr The Esplanade & Venning Street – Mantra Room
Operating Hours: friday 15 March at 12noon – 7pm, Saturday 16 March 9am – 7pm, to Sunday 17 March 5.30am – 7pm
Time and place where media kit can be pick-up:
Mantra Hotel, cnr The Esplanade & Venning Street – Mantra Room
Press Conference Details (date, time and place):
Mantra, Friday 14 March, Time: 11am (TBC)