TriStar200 Andalucía is the brand new, fun-focused triathlon event that aims to kicks off a new era in triathlon history. On September 12, 2009, the inaugural triathlon will focus on eco-responsibility and will benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The race hopes to shed new light on how triathlons can be organized.
The race will start with a drafting cycle race in a peloton. After 169 competitive kilometers of cycling in the meandering Cádiz region, the participants will traverse the Guadalquivir river delta where it meets the Atlantic in a 1km swim. Exiting the water, athletes will face a 30km run on the endless sandy beaches of the Doñana national park, which will be part of a sports event for the first time ever in history. Athletes will finish their day on the popular summer resort Matalascañas.
“TriStar has created a new and exciting race format for the sport of triathlon with a focus on participation”, says Peter Reid, multiple Ironman World Champion. “I strongly believe the new format is a true balance between the three sports. The sport of triathlon is growing so fast yet new ideas are slow to keep up. TriStar has caught up to the demands and will become the leader in triathlon events. Furthermore, TriStar has assembled a crew that has a winning record in providing safe events.”
Registration with a special offer for the first 300 entries opened today on Tristar200andalucia.cc.