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Split adds TriStar33.3 to TriStar111 race


Split in Croatia will host a TriStar33.3 race in addition to the TriStar111 race already scheduled on 18 September 2011. The ‘fun-event’ TriStar33.3 format will feature a 300m swim, followed by 30K of cycling and 3K of running. The new event format responds to the demand of many enthusiastic supporters of the TriStar race in the region who come from a sportive or non-sportive background and who still would like to get a taste of triathlon in a professionally organized setting.

“TriStar33.3 Split will attract people who are normally not doing sports, as well as young sports enthusiasts, pupils and newbies to the sport of triathlon,” said Ivan Pavi?, General Secretary of TK Split (Triathlon Club Split), board member of the Croatian Triathlon Federation and co-organizer of TriStar Split.

“Participants from 18 years and older will be enjoying the short distance race, which can even be accomplished in relays of 3 team mates.”

TriStar33.3 will start right after the last TriStar111 participant has left the water. Participants competing in the 33.3 race will swim in the harbour at Split. After exiting the water they will head to the transition area to pick up their bike and go on the 30K bike course consisting of a 15K back-and-forth leg on the original TriStar111 race route.

The 3K run will then take the participants out of the transition area around beautiful spots of the Marijan peninsula to the turning point, and back to the finish line located on Split’s strolling promenade, just a stone’s throw away from the famous Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace.

The race features fabulous views over the Mediterranean, with the same transition area and the original finish line of the TriStar111 race.

The TriStar label is owned by Star Production SARL, a Monaco based company specialized in organising high quality sports events that are focused on fun, social responsibility and environmental protection.

Split (CRO) is the 9th destination offering TriStar distances after Nevis (SKN), Mallorca (ESP), Worms (GER), Madrid (ESP), Lyon (FRA), Otepää (EST), Monaco (MON) and Sardinia (ITA). The TriStar Series has grown to 15 races in these nine destinations in less than two years; and the TriStar Series has introduced new distances to the sport of triathlon (notably 111K and 222K).