Tongyeong, Korea (September,18 2012) - The 2012 ITU Triathlon World Cup season takes one step closer to coming to a close with Tongyeong slated for this Saturday. As the penultimate stop on the world cup schedule, athletes are in for a treat with another tough bike course, which includes two hills with grades of 13% and 15%. As the birth city of the ITU World Triathlon Series, Tongyeong has seen numerous nail-biting finishes. The sixth World Cup to be held in the coastal Korean city is sure to be no different as athletes vie for the podium.
This race marks the sixth year Tongyeong has hosted an ITU Triathlon World Cup, with the first taking place in 2003. The portal South Korean town hosted the first ITU World Triathlon series in 2009. The city was also home to the ITU Asian Cup in 2005 and 2006. This year, Tongyeong continues its rich triathlon tradition as the eighth stop on the World Cup circuit. The course is laid out over a port and includes two testing hills before finishing off on a fast and flat run course.