AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds celebrates world’s biggest GO TRI event

09 June, 2018

AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds celebrates world’s biggest GO TRI event

Today almost 400 participants took part in the world’s biggest ever GO TRI event on the first day of events at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 2018.

GO TRI is British Triathlon’s low cost and short distance entry point to the sport and participants - many of whom were first time triathletes – enjoyed a 200m open water swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run in a sunny Roundhay Park.

This year’s GO TRI is the biggest of its kind and highlights the popularity of the sport in Yorkshire. There has been widespread GO TRI activity hosted throughout the city in the build up to the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds with many locals inspired to tri thanks to the success of Britain’s world-class stars who are based in the city.

Participant can find their times and results at leeds.triathlon.org/event_info/live_timing

Tomorrow on Sunday 10 June, the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds will host the world’s best triathletes as Britain’s best take on the rest of the world in the fifth leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series.

More than 70,000 fans are expected to arrive in the city and will be expecting a thrilling race as the 2018 event hosts arguably the strongest ever field in Leeds. A small number of grandstand tickets are still available at leeds.triathlon.org/tickets

The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds is organised by British Triathlon, in partnership with Leeds City Council, UK Sport and the ITU.