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World's best triathletes in Sydney for opening of 2011 DextroEnergy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series
It is the first race of 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series and all of the world's best have come out to play.
In the women's field, nine out of the top 10 women from 2010, plus 2008 Olympic champion Emma Snowsill (AUS) who is back from an injury-ravaged year, are ready to strut their stuff in Sydney. Defending champions Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI) and Bevan Docherty (NZL) are also in the mix in what is set to be a thrilling opening race-day. As 2011 is an Olympic qualifying season in which every race has qualifying points on offer, the competition will be fast and furious from the start. Click here for full race preview
About the race: Sydney has played host to some important triathlon moments, but the biggest was the 2000 Olympic Games when triathlon made Olympic debut. Simon Whitfield (CAN) and Brigitte McMahon (SUI) were crowned the sport's first Olympic gold medallists. Sydney is the largest city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 4.34 million.
Elite women start - Sunday, April 10 - 11:15am (UTC/GMT + 10) Click here for time in your area
Elite men start - Sunday, April 10 - 2:05pm (UTC/GMT + 10) Click here for time in your area
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