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ITU World Championship Series Seoul on Saturday

Pre-race preview.

The second race of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series takes place this Saturday in South Korea’s capital city of Seoul, the second time that this city has hosted an ITU event.

The elites will compete for a $150,000 USD prize purse. The women start Saturday, May 8th at 10:00am (UTC/GMT + 9 hours), and the men go 3 hrs later at 13:00pm (UTC/GMT + 9 hours). The links to the official start is below.

Elite Women’s start list
Elite Men’s start list

Chilean Barbara Riveros Diaz, the surprise winner at the first race in the ITU World Championship Series, will be there to protect her number one World ranking, and to prove her win in Sydney was not a fluke. Spain’s Javier Gomez, the 2008 ITU World Champion, will be back in action in Seoul after taking time off early this season to treat a minor hip injury. Also making her 2010 debut is Emma Snowsill, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Triathlon Champion.

Course Profile:

Swim – Two-lap, 1.5-kilometre swim in the Han River with a dive start off of a pontoon. Wetsuits will be allowed.

Bike – Eight-lap, 40-kilometre, technical and flat ride. Athletes will circle the Han River Park and the nearby Yeoido Financial Centre.

Run – Four-lap, 10-kilometre run around the Han River Park. The run is flat and fast.
Live Coverage begins at 10am (local time) on race day, and is available at triathlonlive.tv. Text and timing updates will also be made available at triathlon.org/live. Click here for a time zone conversion.