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Outlaw Triathlon 2015: race preview
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Posted on: Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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Showdown at Nottingham's Outlaw Triathlon this weekend

The Outlaw Triathlon returns to Nottingham this Sunday, 26 July. The award-winning event takes place for the sixth time, and has attracted 1250 athletes to undertake a 2.4mile swim, 112mile bike ride and 26.2mile run – including four of the five previous male champions.

The event starts at the National Water Sports Centre at 6am on Sunday. 2014 winner, Craig Twigg, lines up with 2013 winner, Eugene Grant, 2012 winner, Harry Wiltshire and 2010 winner, Paul Hawkins. A new women's champion will be decided, as none of the previous winners will be there.

The swim takes place in the regatta lake over an out-and-back course and with short transitions that help competitors establish fast times. The 112mile bike ride features the popular cheering point at Car Colston. Although the course is nearly all flat, windy conditions can make it a tough day.

Athletes must be at T2 by 4pm in order to start the marathon run along the River Trent path. The fastest competitors in the relay event are expected to finish in front of the grand stand seating at the Water Sports Centre by 3pm, the fastest men need to finish by 3:45pm if they are going to challenge Joel Jameson's course record of 8:47:47. The women's record currently stands to Vicky Gill at 9:50:58.

Spectators are encouraged to come along and enjoy the action for free. Parking is available free of charge, but local supporters are asked to come by bike if possible to avoid disruption to the athletes, or catch them on Sunday afternoon around the Trent Bridge area.

Cancer Research UK is the primary benefactor from the event, with fund raising from the last four years expected to top £1 million by the end of this year.

Course map are available here:

2014 Outlaw Triathlon Mega Montage!

Key athletes:

Karl Alexander, 2015 Outlaw Half winner
“My aim for the Outlaw? Win it! I'm in better form than last year and I really, really want to be the double Outlaw Champion!” (Ed. Karl won the Outlaw Half earlier this year).

Craig Twigg, 2014 winner
“My best iron distance time is 8hrs 50m in Barcelona in 2013, and the aim for the Outlaw is to defend the title and win!”

Tom Vickery, 3rd place in 2014
“I've had a few hiccups this year, so would be chuffed to replicate last years result and stand on the podium.”

Harry Wiltshire, 2012 winner
“I am recovering from a broken toe and not really fit yet.”

Paul Hawkins, 2010 winner
“Things are looking very good for the Outlaw. I can't wait.”

Jenny Latham, 2015 contender
“Outlaw is my first long distance race having completed a few middle distance races last year.”

Claire Shea-Simonds, 2015 contender
“My best time over the ironman distance is 10:35, but I hope to be faster on Sunday 26th, I am targeting a PB.”

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