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Sunday, September 15, 2019

World-class Triathlon returns to West Bridgford this Saturday


World-class triathletes are just days away from competing on the Victoria Embankment in Rushcliffe as they battle it out in the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham.


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The Rushcliffe Spectator Zone, in the shadow of Trent Bridge, will entertain event-goers with a host of free, friendly activities from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday June 15, warming up spectators ahead of the elite race at 4.10pm.


With opportunities to ride a smoothie bike to blend your own smoothie using pedal power or to take part in a rowing challenge run by Lex Leisure, it’s the perfect place to bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere of this amazing event.

Have a go at making a smoothie with Pedal Power at the event

Triathletes will dive into the River Trent, before racing around Victoria Embankment on their bikes and finishing off by running over Trent Bridge, along Trentside and back over the Suspension Bridge to the Embankment where they will hand over to their teammate.


The event will feature a number of the world’s top triathlon quartets, all aiming for a spot on the podium. With all-important Olympic qualification points up for grabs, there will be no shortage of drama as athletes compete in the sports newest and most thrilling discipline.

Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Debbie Mason said: “It is so exciting that this event is returning to the Borough again. It has been such a success in recent years and it’s great to again welcome such amazing international athletes battling it out for an Olympic place.


“Come along to the Rushcliffe Spectator Zone on the south side of the river for an afternoon of great entertainment and a wonderful view of some of the world’s best triathletes.


“The atmosphere is set to be buzzing again and this is the perfect free family event.”


The triathlon is a chance for the world’s elite athletes to complete for their Olympic spot in Japan with crucial qualifying points at stake before they head to similar events in Montreal, Canada and Hamburg in Germany.


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