Stockholm, Sweden (August 20, 2012) - The Olympic Games may be a wrap for another four years, but racing action is far from over in the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series. With just three events left on this year's circuit, competition continues with the sixth stop in Stockholm this weekend. In its ITU World Triathlon Series debut, Stockholm will play host to a slew of Olympians on a quick sprint distance course, which consists of a one-lap 750km swim, five 4km loops on the bike and two 2.5km run laps. With important world championships points on the line, and some strong athletes out of the line up, Stockholm could be a pivotal race in terms of series points.
While individuals will be chasing important world ranking points, a world championship will also be decided in Stockholm in the Mixed Relay event. With numerous lead changes, an abundance of action on the course, and unabashed team pride, the event can't be missed.
About the race:
This marks the first time Stockholm has hosted an ITU World Championship Series event. It is one of two sprint distances on the eight-city circuit. Stockholm has previously hosted one ITU event and one ETU event. The first was European Triathlon Championships in 1995 and the second was Stockholm ITU Triathlon World Cup two years later. Several roads will shut down for the race events, as transition is set up in front of the beautiful Stockholm Palace and athletes bike through Old Town Stockholm in the heart of the city.
Elite Men - Saturday 25 August - 14:50 (UTC/GMT + 2)
Elite Women - Saturday 25 August - 16:45 (UTC/GMT + 2)
Elite Mixed Relay - Sunday 26 August - 14:45 (UTC/GMT + 2)
Photo Credit: ITU