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Liverpool Triathlon joins global 5150 Series
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Monday 24th January 2011


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In October last year the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of the Ironman brand announced a new global non-drafting Olympic distance race series - 5150 (www.5150.com).

We can now reveal that year one of the series will include a British event - The Liverpool Triathlon - which joins Frankfurt, Zurich and Klagenfurt as the only, so far, announced 5150 events outside of the USA in the first year of operation.

A $25,000 pro prize purse is up for grabs which should attract a pretty decent pro field to the North West - plus qualification points towards the Hy-Vee Triathlon Championships in Iowa, formally the ITU Elite Cup, which will offer a staggering $1.1million in 2011, by far the largest in the sport.

Here is the full announcement.


David Anderson winning the 2010 Liverpool TriathlonWorld Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announces the addition of the Liverpool Triathlon to its 5150 Series. Scheduled for Sunday, June 26, the event joins a calendar of races in locations such as New York, Miami, Frankfurt and Zurich. The Liverpool Triathlon will offer qualification points for the Hy-Vee Triathlon Championships in Iowa, USA, to both professional and amateur athletes. Professionals will also vie for a $25,000 prize purse.

"When we established the race in 2009, we were confident it would be a major addition to the UK triathlon calendar because of its unique location and the incredible local support," said Kevin Stewart, event director. "To be a part of the 5150 Series in its inaugural year is not only a testament to our success locally, but also to our impact internationally. This is a great achievement for the event and the city."

The Liverpool Triathlon will begin with an enclosed dock swim followed by a fast bike on closed roads that take cyclists past some of Liverpool's historic monuments. Participants will finish with a run around the city's World Heritage sites of the Kings Waterfront and Three Graces, which provide convenient viewing areas for spectators to cheer on athletes.

The event will entice top professional and amateur athletes but will also be ideal for novices with sprint, super sprint and relay options. Organisers are offering various registration packages with options including wetsuit rental and a training day for beginners that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Wavertree Aquatics Centre.

For further information about the Liverpool Triathlon, including details on available packages, please visit www.liverpooltriathlon.co.uk or contact 0151 203 6278.

To learn more about the 5150 Triathlon Series, visit www.5150.com.


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