The worldwide event organiser IMG has announced that the Brownlee Brothers will compete in the seventh annual Beijing International Triathlon, set to take place on Sunday 23 September at the Garden Expo Park in the Fengtai District of Beijing, China.
The double Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee, and Olympic silver and bronze medalist Jonny Brownlee will head a field of 30 professional triathletes.
“I’m looking forward to racing in the Beijing International Triathlon again this year,” said 2016 Beijing International Triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee. “I really enjoyed the challenging course as well as the sightseeing before the race. I’m pleased Jonny is coming this year, I know he’ll enjoy it as well.”
This year’s pro line-up also includes: 2016 Rio Olympian Ben Kanute, 2012 Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden, 2008 Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker, current Escape Triathlon Series points leader Cameron Dye, Brit elite Non Stanford and more.
2017 Beijing International champions Henri Schoeman and Paula Findlay will also return to defend their titles and compete for the $100,000 prize purse. The complete list of professional triathletes set to compete in the 2018 Beijing International Triathlon includes:
The Olympic-distance course will showcase the cultural attractions in Fengtai, including a 1.5km swim through Garden Expo Lake; a challenging 40km bike race through the quaint villages of Fengtai and up Qian Ling Mountain – the highest peak in Southwest Beijing; and a 10km run through the gardens and up the steep steps of the Garden Expo Park.