Sydney, Australia was chosen as the place where the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series will be launched. So, the best triathletes shall once again be found in the Sydney harbor where the triathlon’s first Olympic Games were held. The transition area at the foot at the Sydney Opera House, the 1500-meter swim in Farm Cove and 40-kilometer bike leg and 10-kilmeter run in Macquarie Street, and the Cahill Expressway, (just overlooking Circular Quay) creates a perfect setup for the triathlon.
The men and women’s categories will be on April 11 with the men’s race starting at 7:00 am while the women’s race will begin at 9:45 am.
The Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the city skyline make the ideal backdrop for the upcoming events. Sydney had been many times chosen as the place where globally important events were held: the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Rugby World Cup 2003, APEC 2007, FIFA Congress 2008, World Youth Day 2008 and the 2009 World Masters Games.
Sydney is the home of many cultures (with a population of 4.3 million), and in this city, there are more than 140 dialects. All these contributed to the international fame that made Sydney a multiple tourism award winner, and hence an ideal place for the launching of this championship series.