>>> World Triathlon Series lands in Leeds

Nearly 4,000 entries have now been sold according to organisers, with more than half of them being Olympic distance spots. Just a small number of Sprint and Beginner distance entries remain.

World Triathlon Leeds will be held on 11-12 June 2016, and spectators can watch the action for free.

Olympic bronze medallist and Leeds native Jonny Brownlee has been involved in designing the course, which for the elite races will include as many as six city centre bike laps and four run laps.

“I want this event to be really special, and the way to achieve that is by lots of people coming out to watch,” said Jonny. “Anyone can enter and do the race on the same course. You will literally be running down the same finishing straight.”

Jonny Brownlee racing WTS London 2015

The course is set to feature multiple city-centre laps passing key parts of the city including Millennium Square, the Town Hall and Headrow, which will all be focal points for spectators.

World Triathlon Leeds will mark the last time that people can watch Britain’s top triathletes – including Jonny and elder brother Alistair – race on home soil before Rio 2016.

To bag one of the final spots at World Triathlon Leeds, head to http://leeds.triathlon.org.


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