The ITU World Triathlon Grand Final – also known as the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final – will see the world’s best triathletes battle it out in the heart of London.
Taking place between September 11 and 15, the Grand Final is the culmination of a triathlon world series that takes the planet’s best athletes to such far flung locations as Yokohama, Auckland, San Diego and Madrid. The five-day event also features a number of other triathlons for all ages and abilities.
The Elite race, contested by the world’s leading triathletes, starts and finishes in Hyde Park. Passing some of the world’s most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, it will cover a gruelling distance of 1,500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
The swimming section will take place in Hyde Park’s famous Serpentine lake, the running course heads through the park, while the cycle leg takes competitors out into the streets of central London. The women’s Elite race will be held on September 14, the men’s takes place the following day.
Also taking place is a Paratriathlon, as well as Age Group races for amateur athletes, and an Open Age Group race for competitors of all ages and standards. In total, more than 5,000 people are set to take part throughout the week.
The event builds on the success of last summer’s Olympic men’s triathlon, which also took place within Hyde Park and attracted more than 300,000 spectators.