Based in the heart of the Liverpool Docks, the organisers note that Tri Liverpool is arguably ‘the most spectacular city-based triathlon in the UK’. On 10 August, up to 2,000 triathletes will swim in the Wapping Docks, bike past the iconic Liver Buildings and run along the Albert Docks before collecting their medal outside the impressive Echo Arena.
There are a limited amount of Sprint, Olympic and Team Relay entries still available, with organisers urging people to sign up as soon as possible to ensure they enter their desired distance.
The event, organised in partnership by Lagardère Events Unlimited and British Triathlon, and supported by Liverpool City Council, will attract a stellar elite field, with world number one female triathlete Gwen Jorgensen, last year’s winner Brendan Sexton and current U23 ETU Triathlon European Champion, Gordon Benson all lining up on the start line in the women’s and men’s races respectively.
The elite races are also the finale of the 2014 British Triathlon Super Series.
Gwen, who is currently the world’s top ranked female triathlete, has expressed her excitement at competing at Tri Liverpool this year. She said, “I’ve heard that it’s a beautiful city and that the event has a really fast and exciting course. It comes at a great time in my training cycle and I’m really looking forward to racing hard and taking the momentum into the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Edmonton later on in August.”
Assistant Mayor, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “We’re delighted that an athlete of Gwen Jorgensen’s profile has chosen to race at Tri Liverpool. Liverpool is a city with a growing reputation for staging major international events and I am sure that Gwen’s participation will create real excitement in the city.”