Created On: 25 July 2012

Professionals Triathletes Ben Howard, Philip Graves, Jason Watson and Lucy Gossage, and Moto2 rider Bradley Smith, will be on the start line of the TriStar111 Milton Keynes 

On the 29th July, two days after of the Olympic Opening Ceremony and just 10 days before the Olympic triathlon at London 2012, TriStar will hold its first event in Great Britain centrally located in Milton Keynes, just a short journey north from the English capital. Some well known British professional athletes will start the competition at the Emberton Park Lake, such as Ben Howard (TriStar Ambassador and 2010 World Champion in the 20-24 Age Group) or Philip Graves (Youngest ever Ironman Champion, winner of the TriStar Estonia 2010), Jason Watson amongst others favourites. Also, Lucy Gossage (Ironman 70.3 Galway 2011 winner) is leading the female field.

TriStar races are also well known because attracts many VIPs and professional athletes from other sports, as many Formula 1 drivers normally participate in TriStar Monaco. In Milton Keynes we will be able to see the swim-bike-run performance of one of the best Moto2 riders -English Bradley Smith will compete the inaugural TriStar111 Milton Keynes.

The city of Milton Keynes promises a weekend of triathlon fun and the picturesque scenery of the Emberton Country Park. Combining the perfect infrastructure at the venues of the TriStar Milton Keynes as well as involving the booming triathlon scene this sportive region provides an option for everyone, in an hystoric moment for the British sport with the Olympic Games.

More than 350 triathletes will be lined up on the start line on the 29th of July for the inaugural TriStar Milton Keynes. The centre point for the Tristar111 Milton Keynes will be Emberton Park. The SWIM (1000m) will take place in the Emberton Park lake in a single loop. The BIKE will lead the athletes in 3 loops on undulating country roads, experiencing a wonderful countryside. The 10k RUN on the end will again take place in the Emberton Park so that athletes and spectators can share a unique atmosphere on July 29. There will be also a TriStar33.3, and a Relay Challenge (over the TriStar111 distance), ideal for beginners and experienced triathletes who can now enjoy the new spirit of this well known fun format which offers an easy recovery for the athletes.

It is being jointly organized by Star Events and Big Cow Events, who have a great track record in developing British triathlon and hosting high quality sports events. Leaderboards, Updates videos and images on www.tristarlive.com during race day.

TIME BIKES TEST
During the race day, visitors of the TriStar Star&Co Expo Village will have the great opportunity to test the newest bikes from Time, one of the most successful cycling brands in Europe. Time introduces its bikes and bike products for first time in the world of triathlon, and becomes official partner of this race. More info on the official website. www.time-sport.com

HUUB WETSUITS TEST
TriStar Milton Keynes is proud to announce Huub Design as their official Wetsuit Partner. On Saturday at 6pm, Huub will be organising a wetsuit test in collaboration with the swim briefing done by Mark Booth, the race director. On Sunday, the Huub wetsuits will be available all day for testing. Plus Huub is offering a special promotion during TriStar MK: for any wetsuit bought a free Huub rucksack worth £70.
HUUB, named after swimming scientist Huub Toussaint - umcomprimising and relentless search for improvement in all aspects of swimming - is applying to wetsuits the kind of scientific research and development high-end bike manufacturers have enjoyed for years in order to change how wetsuits are designed.

Harry Wiltshire, with his extended triathlon experience in the national GB team and amazing swimmer has already adpoted Huub as his official wetsuit. He will be here to give you advices and tips during all event! More info on www.huubdesign.com.

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