Alistair Brownlee continued to reign as champion in this, the London leg, of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championships, with an overall time of 01:41:50. This was Alistair's fourth win in the 2009 series. He was under some pressure by Javier Gomez who, during the bike section was fighting with Brownlee for the lead, went straight over the top of his bike because his chain snapped, consequently he was out of the race instantly.

The female winner was Switzerland's Nicola Spirig with a time of 1:54:24, just 2 seconds ahead of Sweden's Lisa Norden.

The London leg of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship took place over the week-end of the 15 /16 August 2009 in one of the most prestigious royal parks that London has to offer; Hyde Park. The elite races took place on 15 August with the Age Group triathlon event on 16th.

The sprint section of the race included:

  • a swim of 750 metres in the Serpentine
  • the bike was 3 loops, each a distance of 6.6km - total 19.8km of Hyde Park
  • the run took in 2 loops, 5km of the park.

An Olympic distance was included in this event consisting of:

a swim of 2 loops, 1560m, of the Serpentine
the bike 6 loops, each a distance of 6.6km - total 39.6km
the run 5 loops, 10.3km of the park,

The event attracted almost 100 participants which consisted of some of the world's best athletes competing in this section of the ITU Series. The race allowed participants to view and experience London's 2012 Olympic venues first hand.

The official charity partner for the event was Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The final of the series was held 9 - 13 September on Australia's Gold Coast with 1200 entries, and the UK's Alistair Brownlee taking gold for the men and Australia's Emma Moffatt winning gold for the women.

Sydney, Australia has been added to the 2010 series, which will follow the same format as the 2009 programme with seven world championship races and a Grand Final, to be hosted in the Hungarian capital, Budapest.







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