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Four of the six medalists from last summer’s Olympic Games, including the entire men’s podium, highlight the start list for next month’s Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego, slated for April 18-20, in Mission Beach, Calif.
London 2012 men’s gold medalist Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain, silver medalist Javier Gomez of Spain and bronze-medal winner Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain are all currently on the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego start list, which was released earlier this week. Australian bronze medalist Erin Densham headlines the women’s competitors.
In all, 53 (29 men, 24 women) of the 110 athletes who competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games – including American stars Sarah Groff, Gwen Jorgensen and Hunter Kemper – are currently slated to toe the starting line in San Diego.
The women’s race is set for 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, followed by the men at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee is the defending men’s champion, while Densham is the top returning women’s finisher on the start list after placing second in San Diego a year ago.
The winners of the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego will claim a $20,000 prize purse, and the event’s top 20 men and top 20 women will earn prize money.