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Grandstand Tickets Now On Sale For The 2016 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

Watch GB’s finest triathletes go head-to-head against the rest of the world in their last race on home soil ahead of Rio

Today sees the launch of the Grandstand tickets for the 2016 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, taking place on Sunday 12th June.

Officially on sale to the general public from 09:00am on Friday 8th April, Grandstand ticketholders will be able enjoy unsurpassed views of the thrilling racing action from the comfort of their seat overlooking the finish-line in the heart of Millennium Square.

The much-anticipated Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, which is part of UK Sport’s National Lottery-funded #EveryRoadtoRio event series, will provide the British public with a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch local heroes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, as well as other leading GB triathletes including Non Stanford and Vicky Holland, battle for glory against some of the world’s best triathletes in their last race on home soil ahead of Rio.

Ticket holders will see the elite athletes pass them seven times on the bike and four times on the run, as well as witnessing the conclusion of the races, which often end with a thrilling sprint finish. A big screen will be located opposite the Grandstand showing the live BBC coverage so that ticket holders can stay up to speed with the race whilst it momentarily goes out of view.

Available to purchase from: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=LEEDS_CC&organ_val=21996&pid=8219898 tickets will be priced at £30 for adults and £20 for children (U15s). With the women’s race starting at 13:00 and the men’s at 15:45, ticket holders can expect well over four hours of live triathlon action. Organisers are anticipating demand to be extremely high and are encouraging individuals to secure their tickets today to avoid disappointment.

Simon Morton, Chief Operating Officer at UK Sport, said: "The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Series Leeds ‎is one of the final events on our National Lottery funded #EveryRoadtoRio campaign, which set out to showcase our athletes’ journey to the Games and boost their preparations through home crowd support. Leeds will provide a spectacular setting for this final send off for our triathletes and I'm sure the passionate home crowd will witness some fantastic performances from Britain's Rio medal contenders."

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, commented: “We are very excited to be welcoming the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds this June, and the opportunity for fans to be in the Grandstand and watch all the action overlooking the finish line on Millennium Square promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.”

Jack Buckner, Chief Executive of British Triathlon, said: “The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds is the final opportunity to watch Britain’s world-class triathletes race on home soil before they travel to Rio and we are expecting the city of Leeds to come out in force. The Grandstand is located in the heart of the action and will provide the perfect location to watch the stars of our sport cross the finish line and deliver an atmosphere to remember.”

Speaking of the Grandstand ticket launch, Rupert Pybus, Global Head of Brand and Marketing at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, added: “We are very proud to be the title sponsor of the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds 2016. We hope that you will all join us at, what promises to be, a fantastic weekend of sport in Leeds, where you will be able to see some of the best home grown talent compete before a great summer of sport. It’s going to be a thrilling event and we are fortunate that it is being hosted in such a historic city. We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

In addition to offering individuals the opportunity to watch the elite races, the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, organised by British Triathlon in partnership with Leeds City Council, also provides recreational triathletes with the unique opportunity to compete on the same course as the elite athletes across a range of different distances, suitable for first timer’s right through to experienced triathletes. A limited number of entries are still available for both the Saturday and Sunday events – for more information please visit: http://leeds.triathlon.org/enter_now/.

For the latest information on the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, please visit http://leeds.triathlon.org.

 

Jonathan Brownlee at the Vitality World Triathlon London 2015