The live hub’s 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.
Many triathlon enthusiast and those completely new to the sport came down this weekend to participate and challenge themselves in a cutting edge pool and test their abilities against a simulated current, suitable to swimmers of all abilities. Next they cycled and ran on state of the art equipment to win some fantastic prizes.
Jem Lawson, Chair of Triathlon England, said: “We’re delighted to have brought Triathlon Live to each of these eight locations, alongside Welsh Triathlon and triathlonscotland, and the reaction and support for the athletes so far as been magnificent!”
He added: “Triathlon Live is a celebration of our growing sport in an iconic year, so it’s really fantastic to be able to come 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 located in eight major UK cities during the triathlon events of the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be available for the public to use until Tuesday 7 August, and Sunday 12 August for BT London Live Hyde Park.
Triathlon Live sites:
• 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
Triathlon Live is a joint initiative run by the International Triathlon Union, British Triathlon, and LOCOG. Each of the Home Nation Associations, Triathlon England, Welsh Triathlon and triathlonscotland deliver the Triathlon Live events in their local city.
Please note Triathlon Live is for over 16's only.