Age-groupers snap up entries for London

by Masa Takaya on 27 Jan, 2011 11:26 • EspaƱol

The opportunity to race at an Olympic Games venue was too good to pass up as entry slots for London’s age-group race have sold out in just eight weeks.  Over the weekend of August 6th and 7th in Hyde Park, the 4,500 lucky age-groupers who booked their spot will compete alongside the world’s top elite triathletes, including World Champions and Olympic medallists.

The sixth round of the 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series in London will be held at the same venue as the triathlon competition in the 2012 Olympic Games.  The age-group athletes will have the privilege to feel some of the atmosphere which the Olympic Games would bring the following year.

This year’s entries sold out in record time with the Buckingham Palace route filling up just 72 hours after entries officially opened.

“In only our third year of operation with this event, the response has been somewhat overwhelming.  We’ve been bombarded with requests for further entries”, said Robert Puestow, the Event Director from Upsolut Sports UK.

The elite race is also a London 2012 test event, plus the 2011 ITU World Olympic Qualification Event, where athletes will be vying for coveted Olympic slots for their National Olympic Committees (NOCs).  The world’s eyes will certainly be on London this summer.

The 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series will start from Sydney in April, followed by Yokohama, Madrid, Kitzbühel, Hamburg, London, and conclude in Beijing in September with the Grand Final.

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Related Event: 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London
06 - 07 Aug, 2011 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Helen Jenkins GBR 02:00:34
2. Gwen Jorgensen USA 02:00:41
3. Anja Dittmer GER 02:00:49
4. Emma Jackson AUS 02:00:51
5. Emma Snowsill AUS 02:00:52
6. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:00:54
7. Sarah True USA 02:00:58
8. Nicola Spirig SUI 02:01:04
9. Ashleigh Gentle AUS 02:01:07
10. Emmie Charayron FRA 02:01:10
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:50:09
2. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 01:50:34
3. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:51:04
4. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:51:16
5. Steffen Justus GER 01:51:25
6. Laurent Vidal FRA 01:51:27
7. David Hauss FRA 01:51:32
8. Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 01:51:40
9. Sven Riederer SUI 01:51:41
10. Vincent Luis FRA 01:51:41
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-6
1. Sean Grundy GBR 01:12:21
2. Haseeb Ahmad B1 GBR 01:12:22
3. Jack Garner GBR 01:41:34
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-5
1. JP Theberge USA 01:11:58
2. Martin Falch AUT 01:12:29
3. Matthew Emmerson GBR 01:16:20
4. Mikel Garmendia ESP 01:18:10
5. Kev Flint GBR 01:18:38
6. Adrian Howden GBR 01:23:45
7. Edson Dantas BRA 01:27:34
8. Raul Zambrana Romero ESP 01:33:44
DNF. Yan Guanter FRA 00:00:00
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