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Kufstein to host the second race on the TriStar calendar

In Austria on Sunday July 15.

Kufstein in Tyrol is the latest destination added to the TriStar race calendar of the upcoming season 2012 and will offer a unique set up involving the entire area of the tourism region Kufstein to the event.
The inaugural TriStar Kufstein will be held on July 15, featuring the succesful formats TriStar111 and TriStar55.5 at once. Located right at the border with Germany in the east of Tyrol, known as one of the most popular touristic regions in Austria, Kufstein appears to be the perfect destination to host an international triathlon. A picturesque and astonishing landscape for cycling, the ideal infrastructure for a triathlon race in city of Kufstein and a well developed triathlon scene in the region- all this makes TriStar Kufstein the perfect complementation with the recently announced triathlon race in Salzkammergut earlier in the season. The local, national and international triathlon community gets two new fun options for their triathlon experience.

The TriStar111 Kufstein (1km swimming, 100km cycling and 10km running, just half distances for TriStar55.5) is a new fun challenge for professional and age group triathletes in a truly natural paradise for tourism in one of the most popular regions in Austria: Tyrol.

TriStar Kufstein will make the athletes discover the region of Kufstein by bringing them to all the most beautiful spots of the area. The swimming leg will take place in the Hechtsee, a scenic swimming lake in the middle of the mountains. The stunning 100km of cycling offer a varied bike leg with a demanding climb to Thiersee and some fast flat sections, always in the heart of a the highland scenery of the valley of Kufstein. The athletes are going to pass Kufstein city centre several times- with the TriStar111 participants doing two loops and the 55.5 athletes one- before reaching the second transition in the Kufstein Arena. The run leg will lead the athletes in loops on the city promenade along the river of Inn with a spectacular finish in the heart of the city at the “Unterer Stadtplatz” just at the foot of the famous fortress of Kufstein. An attractive set up for the spectators is guaranteed, watching the cyclists passing the city centre and also several times during the run leg before coming to the finish line. And all this including sports expo and the second transition within a few steps reach.

Star Events is organizing TriStar Kufstein with the strong support of “Ferienland Kufstein” and its communities as well as the City of Kufstein. The region of Kufstein is located in the heart of a triangle of the cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich and this easy-to-reach location makes it an ideal place for an event that is featuring a weekend of fun and sportive events. Next to the TriStar events on Sunday in which athletes can participate individually or in a relay team, the weekend will offer a kids aquathlon the day before and a charity run in the city of Kufstein on Friday.

“Between sporting experience, breathtaking scenery and historic atmosphere, the holiday region Kufstein offers in every way ideal conditions for a triathlon race. We look forward to welcoming the TriStar Event in July and we are sure that it will be a raving success. We see this event as an integral part of our Events Calendar for the future. This endurance sport has in the past few years shown a continous significant growth and we are confident that this event will not only be a highlight for the local community but also attract lots of foreign triathletes. We wish the organizers to achieve sustained success!”, says Karin Scholz, Managing Director of Ferienland Kufstein.

“I am very excited that Star Events is launching a TriStar in Kufstein. The lake Hechtsee, the picturesque mountains and the lovely city of Kufstein will present a perfect scenery especially to our German neighbors. This will be a first class triathlon!”, says Peter “Paco” Wrolich, CEO Star Events Central Europe.

Further information on www.tristarkufstein.com