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Can’t wait for the triathlon competition at the Olympics? This weekend will feature a sneak peek of sorts with several of the medal favorites making the start.
The 2012 ITU World Triathlon Kitzbühel promises a nail biting weekend of racing. The women begin with Andrea Hewitt (NZL) up against the likes of Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig, Aileen Morrison (IRL) and Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI).
The men’s race certainly sees the strongest line up of the year with both Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Javier Gomez (ESP) and Alexander Bryukhankov (RUS) going head to head for the first time in 2012 and likely the last time before the London Olympic Games.
Another story will be junior world champion Lukas Verzbicas of the U.S, who burst onto the elite circuit last week winning his debut ITU World Cup race in Banyoles. Intrigue surrounds how the nineteen-year-old will fare as he steps into his first ITU World Triathlon Series race.