By Merryn Sherwood on 06/09/13 at 5:50 am
Four days, more than 8,000 athletes and dozens of ITU World Championship battles. It can be a touch overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to the Pruhealth World Triathlon Grand Final London, so you will never miss a second of the action you want to see.
Wednesday, September 11
The 2013 Grand Final program kicks off with the short-sharp swim, run discipline Aquathlon. All entrants, elite, U23, juniors and age-group will start in waves from 9am London time. Find out what time that is where you are here. You will be able to follow the elite race live with us on Twitter @triathlonlive, and there will be a free finish line cam, live commentary and live results on www.triathlon.org.
Thursday, September 12
Get set for a huge day of action, with four elite World Championship titles on the line on Thursday, including junior men and women and U23 men and women. You will be able to follow the all races today live with us on Twitter @triathlonlive, and there will be a free finish line cam, live commentary and live results on www.triathlon.org.
Junior Women World Championship,
8:00 local London time. Click here for global times.
Junior Men World Championship
10:00 local London time. Click here for global times.
View the course details for the Junior races here.
U23 Women World Championship
12:00 local London time. Click here for global times.
Friday, September 13
Get social for London
It’s time for Hyde Park to really heat up with the first of the age-group World Championships, the sprint distance.
THe first wave of the Sprint Distance Age-Group World Championships goes off at 8:00 local London time. Find global times here.
Next up, don’t miss some of our most inspiring athletes in London, the future 2016 Paralympians in the Paratriathlon event at 2:00pm local London time. Find global times here.
As with the previous races, you will be able to follow the all races today with the free finish line cam, live commentary and live results on triathlon.org.
Saturday, September 14
On Saturday we arrive to the elites, where all bets are off as just 13 points separate the leading ladies. The Elite Women are the first race on Saturday, followed by the open standard race from 11.30am and the open race sprint distance from 14:00. Viewing action is bumped up for the elites with a long list of countries airing the race. Check below to see if your provider is carrying the event. But not to fret, if your favourite network isn’t broadcasting your top athlete, we’ve got you covered.
8:30 local London time. Find out global times here.
Full live TV coverage is available through subscription on www.triathlon.org/tv, and free live results and text commentary will be on @triathlonlive and www.triathlon.org.
Sunday, September 15
It might be the final day of action, but there is still plenty of excitement to come on Sunday in London with thousands of age-groupers competing in the Olympic distance World Championships, followed by what is sure to be an epic battle of the three Olympic medallists in the Elite Men’s race. A mere 130 points separate the men, two of whom are each gunning for their third World Championship title. Not to mention some seriously family bragging rights are up for grabs amongst the Brownlee boys. Like the women, a host of broadcasters will air the races, giving you even more options for how you cheer on your favourite athletes.
The Standard Distance Age-Group World Championships start from 7:00 local London time.
You know the drill. Follow your mom, cousin or crazy Uncle Bob as they represent your nation with free finish line cam, live commentary and live results on www.triathlon.org. Find out global times here.
13:30 local London time. Find out global times here.
Live TV coverage with our renowned triathlon experts is available through subscription on www.triathlon.org/tv, so don’t delay and prepare for the big day by buying a pass now. Supplement your viewing with free live results and text commentary on triathlon.org.
If you are lucky enough to be attending the event in person this year, here is a spectator guide.
Elite World Championships TV Coverage
Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macao, Malaysia, Brunei, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, Pan Africa, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomons, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Surinam, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States all have networks broadcasting the elite men, women, or ITU TV magazine show. Check your local listings to see what coverage they will provide.
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