The Outlaw Triathlon 2017 is airing on Channel 4, this Sunday 3 September at 06:40 GMT, and Ch4+1 at 07:40 plus via catch up on online service All 4. This popular and competitive UK long-distance event returned to Nottingham this year for the 8th time, as over 1000 athletes of all abilities strived to complete the course and earn the title of Outlaws.
Entries for Nottingham’s award-winning Outlaw Triathlon closed back in May, as this year’s event on 23 July once again sold out. The Outlaw was first launched by OSB Events in 2010 and in its inaugural year saw 715 people finish the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and marathon run. The event has grown steadily since then, with 1400 entered for 2017.
As at the start of this year, just six athletes have completed every edition of the full distance Outlaw, and all of them were back this year. OSB Events added that the long distance triathlon was voted the most novice friendly event in Europe earlier this year, and it sees a ‘higher percentage of female competitors compared with the average for long distance races’.
Having established a close partnership with Channel 4 television, Dream Team Television is one of the UK’s leading production companies specialising in multisport, adventure, athletics and motorsport programming. The company has an international reputation for producing some of the highest quality programmes in these specialist areas.
Other Dream Team produced programmes on Channel 4 include:
- YuZhu Peak Challenge, China – 9 September
- Vitoria Gasteiz Triathlon – 16 September
- IRONMAN Wales – 23 September
- Stoke on Trent Triathlon – 7 October
- Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon – 14 October
- Hever Castle Triathlon – 21 October
- Epica Atacama Chile – 28 October