Priority entry for the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds will open to 2016 participants and British Triathlon Home Nation members at 10am on Monday 28 November. A week later, on Monday 5 December, entries will go on sale to the general public.
Newcomers to the sport can also sign up for a fun-filled GO TRI event in and around Roundhay Park on Saturday 10 June.
The sprint and standard distance events on Sunday 11 June will run along a new and improved course for amateur athletes, including a single transition in Roundhay Park. The run leg will finish on the world famous blue carpet in the city centre’s Millennium Square.
Full details of the new course and additional improvements to the event experience following feedback from 2016 participants, which saw many disgruntled triathletes, will be announced in the coming months.
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After the mass participation events the world’s best triathletes, including Olympic medallists Ali and Jonny Brownlee and Vicky Holland, will take on WTS Leeds, the fourth leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series. The event is organised by British Triathlon in partnership with Leeds City Council, UK Sport and the ITU.
Jack Buckner, CEO of British Triathlon said: “The launch of next year’s Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds is a truly exciting moment for the team at British Triathlon. We are working closely with all our partners to create a great event experience in 2017 that meets the high expectations of the triathlon community and ourselves.
“We are again delighted to be able to host the world’s best triathletes in the fourth leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series. British Triathlon are looking forward to delivering an inspirational event for every athlete, spectator and volunteer in 2017.”