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Sarah True Looks To Defend WTS Stockholm Title

Sarah True (USA) returns to defend her Stockholm title, while Javier Gomez (ESP) attempts to win this race for the first time.

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With just three races left on the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar, the points race for World Championship crowns has heated up as the World Triathlon Series heads to Stockholm. This year the course will feature a new swim start and two transitions, making for an exciting and demanding event that traverses over the city’s historic cobblestone roads. This weekend, Sarah True (USA) returns to defend her Stockholm title, while No. 1 world ranked Javier Gomez (ESP) attempts to win the Swedish race for the first time.

Triathlon.org shares three things to watch for in Stockholm:

A New Leader For The Women?
Gwen Jorgensen is the current leader in the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings, but with her sitting out in Stockholm, her fellow compatriots, Katie Zaferes and Sarah True, have the chance to earn some points that could narrow the gap in the race for the world championship title.

Spirig On The Start List
Stepping up to the start line in Stockholm is reigning Olympic gold medallists Nicola Spirig (SUI). While Spirig has contested just one World Triathlon Series event this year, she’s anything but the underdog. The reigning Olympic gold medallist raced to bronze in Cape Town before earning her spot in Rio with a win at the Baku European Games. Spirig continued her European domination with a win at the European Championships, making the Swiss star one to chase this Saturday.

Read the complete women’s preview.
See the complete women’s start list.

Gomez Going For The Win
WTS Stockholm is the rare World Triathlon Series race that Javier Gomez has not won. A win would put him even closer to becoming the first athlete to earn five ITU World Championship races, but the feat could easily be interrupted. If Mario Mola wins in Stockholm and Gomez finishes below second, Mola will become the new leader in the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings.

Read the complete men’s preview.See the complete men’s start list.

When And How To Watch

The women kick off the action this Saturday, Aug. 22 at 12:25 p.m. local time (3 a.m. PDT/6 a.m. EDT). The men follow on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 3:35 p.m. local time (6:35 a.m. PDT/9:35 a.m. EDT). Watch the event live with timing and text updates at Triathlonlive.tv or follow on Twitter at @triathlonlive.

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