With the 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series complete, this Sunday’s Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup will count towards the 2010 standings as triathletes from across the world descend on Mexico.
The warm Pacific waters and temperate climate will come as a welcome relief for some of the competitors travelling from Europe and North America who are currently training within colder autumnal conditions.
However with an ocean swim, hilly cycle course and strong competition, the event will be far from a holiday for the triathletes – with last year’s winner, Kris Gemmell, describing the 2008 race as “the hardest world cup ever!”
The women’s race gets underway at 08:00 on Sunday morning with the men starting at 10:30am. Live timing can be found on the ITU website, www.triathlon.org.