Leeds is set to solidify its reputation as Yorkshire’s sporting capital this June, as the Columbia Threadneedle ITU World Triathlon takes place in the city.
On 11th and 12th June, over 5,000 triathletes of all abilities will compete within the city, passing through Roundhay Park and Moortown, before finishing in Millennium Square.
This event is expected to attract thousands of spectators to watch both the amateurs and the professionals – including home heroes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee who will be competing in their last event on home soil before the Rio Olympics 2016.
• Triathlon is flourishing in the city. The Brownlee Tri this year at Harewood House attracted a record number of entries, while the Leeds Xpress Triathlon based at Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) is also very popular for triathletes at all levels.
• The Leeds and Bradford Triathlon Club remains one of the biggest sports clubs in Yorkshire. The has been named Triathlon Magazine’s ‘Club of the Year’ for the last three years.
• Starts with an open water swim in Roundhay Park’s Waterloo Lake.
• The bike leg will then see participants complete a ride through Roundhay, Moortown, Meanwood, Weetwood, Headingley and Woodhouse.
• They will then transition at Millennium Square from cycling to running, covering several kilometres.
• The race will be concluded in a thrilling finale to be played out on the finish line in the square.