Triathlon: World Championships, Manchester

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The Independent Online
The World Championships, held over the Olympic distance of 1.5km swim, 40km cycle ride and 10km run, have attracted an entry of 1,300. Britain's elite men are strong contenders for medals in Sunday's race, which finishes opposite Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square. The elite team includes Simon Lessing, the defending world champion, who won the the European title in Luxembourg last month, and Spencer Smith, the British champion and junior world title-holder. The swim takes place in Lower Rivington Reservoir, north-west of Bolton, the cycle race heads from Rivington, via Horwich, Bolton, Kearsley and Pendlebury to Albert Square, where the run in Manchester city centre starts.

How to get there: Lower Rivington Reservoir: at Horwich, take Lever Park Avenue. The cycle ride follows the A666 and A6 to Manchester, followed by two-lap run of city centre. The juniors start at 8.45am, with elite men at 11.15am and elite women at 11.30am.

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