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ITU WTS Yokohama Offers Key Points Toward World Championship

Sarah Groff and Gwen Jorgensen highlight the American contingent competing in Japan.

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Sarah Groff and Gwen Jorgensen highlight the American contingent competing in Japan.

With the Grand Final of the ITU World Triathlon Series fast approaching, precious world championship ranking points are at stake at the penultimate stop in Yokohama this weekend. Andrea Hewitt (NZL) returns from a short break in racing, making the women’s competition more fierce than ever. In contrast, while key players in the men’s race are missing, racing will be anything but lacking as athletes gun for important points.

This year, athletes will start with a two-lap 750km swim in the sea near Osambashi pier. An Olympic distance race, the bike and run legs start and finish in Yamashita park and in and around Yokohama’s waterfront. The bike snakes around the giant Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel, while the run will take athletes around the Kanagawa Prefectural Government Building.

Read more: Triathlon.org