Triathlon Live hits the UK
A unique triathlon experience to appear in the heart of eight UK cities
Triathlon England has today announced that ‘Triathlon Live’ will be launching in the UK at eight locations during this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games. The live hub’s will allow fans to ‘Give it a Tri’, and experience the next best way to compete in a triathlon event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as the opportunity to cheer on Team GB via the big screens at each location.
Triathlon Live will appear in eight major UK cities during the triathlon events of the London 2012 Olympic Games from Saturday 4 August to Tuesday 7 August. Triathlon Live will feature ‘Give it a Tri’ event spaces, offering community triathlon events and broadcasts of the events on the giant screens at each of the following locations:
Bristol - Millennium Square - August 4 - 7
Cardiff - The Hayes - August 4 - 7
Coventry - Millennium Place - August 4 - 7
Edinburgh - Festival Square - August 4 - 7
Leeds - Millennium Square - August 4 - 7
Leicester - Humberstone Gate - August 4 - 7
London Hyde Park – BT London Live - July 28 - August 12
Manchester - Exchange Square - August 4 -7
Participants will be able to challenge themselves in a cutting edge pool and test their abilities against a simulated current that is suitable to swimmers of all abilities. Next they’ll bike and run on our state of the art equipment and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes.*
Jem Lawson, Chair of Triathlon England, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing Triathlon Live to each of these eight locations alongside Welsh Triathlon and triathlonscotland and can’t wait to see what each city has to offer – we might even inspire the next Team GB triathlete at one of our events!”
He added: “Triathlon Live is a celebration of our growing sport in an iconic year, so we are really looking forward to coming together with our fellow Home Nations to watch and show our support during the men’s and woman’s Olympic Triathlon races at each location across the UK. It’s important to us to spread the message about our great sport alongside giving people the opportunity to ‘Give it a Tri’ themselves.”
Triathlon Live is a joint initiative run by the International Triathlon Union, British Triathlon, and LOCOG.
Please note Triathlon Live is for over 16's only.