Brownlee sets a date for race return in Hyde Park

Triathlon world champion Alistair Brownlee, honoured at last month’s SJA British Sports Awards by our sponsors, UK Sport, for his outstanding achievements in 2009, will be the star attraction when Hyde Park again stages a leg of the triathlon world championship series on July 24 and 25.

The Serpentine swim and much of the cycling and running courses will form the basis of the route when Hyde Park stages the Olympic Games triathlons in 2012.

“It’s a unique experience because triathletes get the opportunity to race on the same course as the world’s best as well as getting an early taste of what the venue will be like in 2012”, said James Robinson, Commercial Director, Upsolut Sports UK, the company behind the Dextro Energy world series.

Brownlee won the inaugural Hyde Park race last summer with Helen Jenkins, the 2008 world champion, taking a bronze in the elite women’s race. Both look set to be on the starting line in 2010 for the event that is supported as part of UK Sport’s World Class Events programme and sponsored by Dextro Energy.

The Dextro Energy ITU World Championship Series starts in April in Sydney and London is ideally placed with only Kitzbuehel between it and the Grand Final in Budapest in September. Athletes will be jostling for final positions in the run-in to the Grand Final.

For further media information contact: Caroline Searle in the World Championships Series Triathlon, London, press office on (01225) 443998 or (07831) 755351 or

Picture above right shows Brownlee receiving his UK Sport trophy at the SJA’s 2009 British Sports Awards from Baroness Campbell, chair of UK Sport (Steve Rowe/SJA)

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