Don out to take the spoils at GE Canary Wharf Triathlon
Created On: 26 June 2012
Former World Champion and three-time Olympian Tim Don is the
latest star name to be included on the stellar start list for
Thursday's GE Canary Wharf Triathlon on 28 June.
Don, who took gold at the 2006 ITU Triathlon World Championships
in Lausanne, joins 2008 Beijing Olympics rival Jarrod Shoemaker in
what promises to be an evening to remember at the iconic venue in
London, just one month before the biggest show on earth descends to
the city's East End.
The hugely experienced 34-year-old, who has competed at three
Olympic Games in his impressive career to date, will compete at the
event for the very first time, having heard the rave reports from
last year's competitors.
Don said: "The GE Canary Wharf Triathlon is an event I'm really
excited about. Having seen all the footage of last year and having
spoken to those who took part, I know just how incredible the
atmosphere is and I just can't wait to be a part of it.
"No matter what sport or industry you are part of, having the
support of the public and those around you is hugely inspiring and
hopefully it'll be a good buzz around the area next Thursday
"Obviously many will be just finishing work and it's a little
out of the norm to have a triathlon taking place around your
office, so I can imagine there'll be a fair few interested parties,
especially if the weather stays nice and sunny."
Don is in prime form at the moment, having taken the spoils at
the Toshiba Windsor Triathlon leg of the British Triathlon Super
Series last weekend.
The Middlesex athlete is not taking anything for granted and
having seen the strength of the start-list this time around, Don
believes the GE Canary Wharf Triathlon could turn out to be one of
the races of the season.
"I'm feeling physically very good at the moment and was
delighted with my performance in Windsor at the weekend, which
hopefully I can carry over to next week," said Don.
"I was a bit disappointed not to be able to swim, but these
things happen sometimes, so it'll be great to get back into the
water, especially since it'll be right in the middle of Canary
Wharf, of all places.
"The line-up is looking really exciting and will be a good test
for me, but I'm confident about the way I'm competing at the
moment. I know guys like Jarrod [Shoemaker] and Tom [Bishop] are
great athletes and it'll be nice to compete against them.
"I'm sure it'll be a great night whatever happens and I'm
thoroughly looking forward to the challenge."
British terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 has confirmed it will
screen highlights of the race in two half hour specials, which will
be available in high definition for the first time this year.
Highlights for the women's race will air on July 15 and on July 22
for the men's race.
For more information about the British Triathlon Super Series