One of the most famous and beautiful coastal Chinese cities; Weihai is now ready to welcome some of the world’s elite triathletes. They will all compete for the first time at the ITU 2017 Weihai World Cup competition.
Weihai, located right on the coast of China’s north-east Shandong province, features some truly breathtaking views with lush forests and picturesque sea-side areas and islands.
Finally, after many years welcoming Long Distance ITU events, the city of Weihai will have the chance to debut in the World Cup format with its own Olympic-distance race.
— World Triathlon (@worldtriathlon) September 27, 2017
Triathletes will have to swim for 1.5 kilometers before facing six total 6,7-km laps while cycling. Finally, the race will end with a 10- kilometer run.
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It is expected a total of 34 men triathletes to compete and claim the first ever World Cup victory. Uxio Abuin Ares from Spain who won two World Cups last year in Japan and Korea is part of this group just like Spanish Antonio Serrat Seoane. After an impressive performance, he was able to take fifth place in the U23 World Championships around two weeks ago.
Fans should also prepare themselves to see Jolanda Annen, among others. The Swiss triathlete is considered to be one of the biggest rising stars today. She finished in the 10th place in the Word Championships this season right after getting her first ever top-five finish in the WTS Edmontong event and her first ever victory at Cagliari at the World Cup competition.
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