Last year’s 2,000 race slots for the Olympic- and sprint-distance races sold out within a week. To register, visit www.BeijingInternationalTriathlon.com.
The 2017 champions, Henri Schoeman (pictured) and Paula Findlay, will lead a field of elite pros as they compete for the $100,000 prize purse. The Beijing International Triathlon is now part of the Escape Triathlon Series, serving as a qualifier race for the world-renowned Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
The Olympic-distance course will showcase the cultural attractions in Fengtai, including a 1.5km swim through Garden Expo Lake, a challenging 40km bike and up into the Qian Ling Mountain, and a 10km run through the Garden Expo Park.
The sprint element of the triathlon will take triathletes on a 750m lake swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run through the lush grounds of the Garden Expo Park. In addition to the individual and relay team entries, the Collegiate Challenge returns as part of this year’s triathlon.
As part of the Escape Triathlon Series, the Beijing International Triathlon will award the top male and female finishers per age group a guaranteed race entry in the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon (entry fee is the responsibility of the racer).
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An elite field of pros will participate with a point system tracking their progress as they vie for the 18 professional men’s and 18 professional women’s race slots for the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
For information, visit www.beijinginternationaltriathlon.com.