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London T100 Triathlon ~ Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July

🏊‍♀️🚴🏃‍♀️ The London T100 Triathlon makes its debut in London’s Docklands with Team GB legend Alistair Brownlee and T100 series leader Lucy Charles-Barclay confirmed among the headline acts.

The T100 Triathlon World Tour launched earlier this year.  Run by the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO), it features a women’s and men’s T100 World Championship with points available at each race.  Featuring the best triathletes in the world each athlete much complete a minimum of 5 races, plus the Grand Final where bonus points are available.  The inaugural T100 Triathlon World Champion (M & W) will each collect $210,000 from a total prize pool of $2,000,000.  There have been three T100 races so far; in Miami, Singapore and San Francisco.  This July the tour descends on the capital for the London T100 Triathlon, before heading to Ibiza in September.

The marquee London race features a closed road course taking place entirely within central London, with the women’s race at 2pm local time on Saturday 27 July and the men’s race at 2pm local time on Sunday 28 July.

👀 Read on for the ‘ones to watch’, timings and spectator/travel info 👇

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MEN’S PRO RACE

The 18 contracted T100 male athletes who will race at London T100 Triathlon have been confirmed.  They include British stars Alistair Brownlee, twelve years on from his legendary London 2012 Olympic gold, and David McNamee.

Competing in all three T100 races so far – Miami, Singapore and San Francisco – Brownlee, the double Olympic Champion, believes the London T100 race offers him his best opportunity.

“Racing in London holds very special memories for me, for obvious reasons,” said Brownlee.  “I think the conditions will give me the best opportunity to win a T100 race this season.  I like the course, the temperature will be what I’m used to and I know the home crowd will come out and support us.  That can make a huge difference.”

The competition will be intense.  Among the other athletes confirmed are T100 series leader and PTO World #1 American Sam Long.  Also third-placed Dane Magnus Ditlev who won the Miami T100.  And one of Brownlee’s long-term triathlon rivals, Spaniard Javier Gomez.  Making his first T100 appearance after more than a year out through injury will be Australian Max Neumann who won the PTO’s big race in Ibiza last year before injury struck.

Full list of contracted T100 men who will compete in the London T100 here.

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WOMEN’S PRO RACE

T100 series leader Lucy Charles-Barclay has the chance to win her first T100 race on home soil after the 15 contracted female athletes who will race at the London T100 Triathlon were announced.

After notching up second places in her first two T100 races in Miami and Singapore, Charles-Barclay – who lives in east London only a stone’s throw from the course – will line up as part of a five-strong cast list of British women all vying for the rare honour of a home win at the fourth stop on the new T100 Triathlon World Tour.  The other Brits are Emma Pallant-Browne, Kat Matthews, India Lee and Lucy Byram.

Just 28 points separate the top 10 athletes in the T100 standings.  Meaning any of them could win the 35 points awarded for first place in London and leap to the top of the leaderboard.

The race will also see German superstar Anne Haug compete in the series for the first time as well as the return of triathlon GOAT Daniela Ryf from Switzerland, who finished 5th in Miami.

Full list of contracted T100 women competing in the London T100 here. 

LONDON T100 TRIATHLON – SPECTATING, TIMINGS & TRAVEL

🎟️ Spectating at the LondonT100 Triathlon is free on the route.

⏱️ Race timings:

Women’s Pro RaceSaturday 27 July: Race starts at 2pm.

Men’s Pro Race – Sunday 28 July: Race starts at 2pm.

🧭 Race route:

Starting and finishing at ExCel London, the swim is in the sheltered Royal Victoria Dock.  The multi-lap bike course is from Docklands to Westminster and back.  The race finishes with a multi-lap run around the Docklands.  Spectating is free on the route.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Plan your journey to ExCel London using their ‘Getting here’ guide.

ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISAION (PTO)

The PTO is a sports body co-owned by its professional athletes.  It is seeking to elevate and grow the sport of triathlon and take it to the next level.  The T100 Triathlon World Tour is the new name for the PTO Tour.  It has been designated by World Triathlon as the ‘official World Championship for long distance triathlon’.

It is a season-long schedule of eight T100 races during 2024.  The race distance is over 100km (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run).  The world’s best triathletes will feature going head-to-head in Miami (9 March), Singapore (13-14 April), San Francisco (8-9 June), London (27-28 July), Ibiza (28-29 September), Lake Las Vegas (19-20 October), Dubai (16-17 November) and at the Grand Final (29-30 November).  There will also be racing opportunities for amateurs at all the events. 

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