On Sunday July 29th, two days after of the Olympic Opening Ceremony and just 10 days before the Olympic triathlon at London 2012, TriStar will hold its first event in Great Britain centrally located in Milton Keynes, just a short journey north from the English capital. Some well known British professional athletes will start the competition at the Emberton Park Lake, such as Ben Howard (TriStar Ambassador and 2010 World Champion in the 20-24 Age Group — pictured) or Philip Graves (Youngest ever Ironman Champion, winner of the TriStar Estonia 2010), Jason Watson amongst others favourites. Also, Lucy Gossage (Ironman 70.3 Galway 2011 winner) is leading the female field.
TriStar races are also well known because attracts many VIPs and professional athletes from other sports, as many Formula 1 drivers normally participate in TriStar Monaco. In Milton Keynes we will be able to see the swim-bike-run performance of one of the best Moto2 riders -English Bradley Smith will compete the inaugural TriStar111 Milton Keynes.
The city of Milton Keynes promises a weekend of triathlon fun and the picturesque scenery of the Emberton Country Park. Combining the perfect infrastructure at the venues of the TriStar Milton Keynes as well as involving the booming triathlon scene this sportive region provides an option for everyone, in an hystoric moment for the British sport with the Olympic Games.
More than 350 triathletes will be lined up on the start line on the 29th of July for the inaugural TriStar Milton Keynes. The centre point for the Tristar111 Milton Keynes will be Emberton Park. The SWIM (1000m) will take place in the Emberton Park lake in a single loop. The BIKE will lead the athletes in 3 loops on undulating country roads, experiencing a wonderful countryside. The 10k RUN on the end will again take place in the Emberton Park so that athletes and spectators can share a unique atmosphere on July 29. There will be also a TriStar33.3, and a Relay Challenge (over the TriStar111 distance), ideal for beginners and experienced triathletes who can now enjoy the new spirit of this well known fun format which offers an easy recovery for the athletes.
It is being jointly organized by Star Events and Big Cow Events, who have a great track record in developing British triathlon and hosting high quality sports events. Leaderboards, Updates videos and images on www.tristarlive.com during race day.
TriStar Milton Keynes
TriStar111 and TriStar33.3 on the 29th July 2011