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.