JUNE 29 Mon­treal, Que.

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - THE THREE-SPORT WONDER -

Since 2016, the unique Old Port of Mon­treal has been a stand-out venue for the World Triathlon Se­ries cir­cuit, how­ever, in 2019, there are venue changes hap­pen­ing. The main venue will be the Grand Quay, de­scribed by ITU as a “new field-of-play of­fer­ing in­door and out­door in­fra­struc­tures that will en­hance the ex­pe­ri­ence of ath­letes and spec- tators.” The quay is lo­cated in Old Mon­treal and the cy­cle seg­ment, known to be tech­ni­cally and strate­gi­cally chal­leng­ing, will re­main in the his­toric streets. The swim venue will be in the Alexan­dra Basin and ath­letes will run along the La­chine Canal, closer to the main venue.

Aside from the many pro­fes­sional triath­letes com­pet­ing, the race also at­tracts lots of am­a­teurs from all ages and lev­els of abil­ity in the stan­dard, sprint, try-a-tri and cor­po­rate chal­lenge cat­e­gories. This is a very ur­ban triathlon event, set among one of Canada’s old­est set­tle­ments. More than 20 per cent of par­tic­i­pants are from out­side the province and no doubt, their list of lo­cal things to do af­ter the race will be quite long.

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