Always Aim High Events, organizer of the Cardiff Triathlon in the Welsh capital, has confirmed that the 2017 event will have one of the biggest cash prize purses in UK triathlon this summer, with £10,000 allocated to the top five men and women in the British Triathlon Senior Elite category of the race.
Always Aim High Events adds that the announcement of the prize purse for the Senior Elite series cements the Cardiff Triathlon as a major event in the European triathlon calendar, and further bolsters Wales’ reputation as a key sporting destination .
The prize money will be allocated to the top five male and female finishers of the elite race of the Cardiff Triathlon, and will be divided into: first: £2,000; second: £1,400; third: £900; fourth: £500; fifth: £200.
Tim Lloyd, Director at Always Aim High Events said “The Cardiff Triathlon has grown so quickly, and now that it’s in its third year it’s amazing that we are able to compete with the very best international races in the UK.”
He added, “The venue is simply jaw dropping; we truly believe that this is the best transition area anywhere. This, coupled with our amazing Welsh welcome and incredible race atmosphere makes the Cardiff Triathlon a very worthy British Triathlon elite race, alongside the amazing spectacle of the mass participation events.
“We are very proud and are super excited for the 2017 event.”
Always Aim High Events can also confirm that all the Cardiff Triathlon action will be broadcast exclusively live on S4C for the first time, alongside the usual extended highlights across Sky Sports, EuroSport and Bike Channel worldwide.
Alongside the Mini-Sprint, Sprint and Olympic distances, the Cardiff Triathlon will also include the British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series, as well as being the standard distance round of the Welsh Triathlon National Series.
Featuring closed road racing and a transition area situated at Roald Dahl Plass in the heart of Cardiff Bay, the Cardiff Triathlon is billed as one of the most exciting and spectacular city races in the UK. Limited spaces are still available for the Mini-Sprint, Sprint and Olympic distances of the race, but are expected to sell out in the next few weeks.