Eurostar announced its partnership with the London 2010 Olympics. To celebrate this memorable occasion, it is holding the first-ever Triathlon competition on September 14, 2010 in three cities, dubbed as the Eurostar Tri-City-Athlon. The swimming event will be held in Paris, the bike in Brussels and London hosting the running event.
The swim is a 1.5 km swim in the Bassin de la Villette, the largest artificial lake in Paris. Eurostar will be providing the qualified participants with wet suits and swimming caps.
The participants are required to provide themselves with the following items such as; swimming goggles, towel, bike, helmet, cycling and running shorts, SPD’s/clip in shoes and pedal (OPTIONAL), running shoes, personal nutrition pack or kit bag (OPTIONAL), and a warm top post event wear.
The bike event is 40 km bike race on the area around the King Baudouin I Stadium (formerly Heysel Stadium) some north-west of Brussels. The runners are to complete 5 laps of an 8 kilometer circuit. All roads near or leading to the running event will be closed for safety precautions.
The running event is a 10 km run in one of the Royal Parks of London, the Regents Park situated up north of Central London. The competitors will be running within the park to complete three laps of a 3.3km circuit.
Food and water, snacks and refreshments as well as lodging will be provided for all qualified entrants by Eurostar. For more information, just visit their site.