Triathlon & Endurance Events

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Endurance events from around the world

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Endurance events from around the world

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Highlights from endurance athletics events around the world.

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    Episode 1

    Over 2000 athletes test their bodies and minds against triathlon's ultimate distance in the first major long course event of the year. Set in New Zealand's spectacular Southern Alps, Challenge Wanaka is one of the world's most scenic triathlons. Patrick Winterton commentates on the action.

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    Episode 2

    Highlights of the tenth anniversary of F1 star Mark Webber's five-day multisport race.

    The competition draws the world's greatest adventure racing stars, as well as Olympic and World Champions from other sporting disciplines. Covering hundreds of miles on foot, bike and kayak, competitors come face-to-face with the stunning beauty and epic challenge of Tasmania, Australia's island state.

    This year, the course includes an ascent of the iconic Cradle Mountain and an encounter with Strachan, the unspoiled wilderness of the island's west coast. Patrick Winterton provides commentary.

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    Episode 3

    Power and technique face the ultimate test in this brand-new cycling concept. Riders compete in knockout pursuit races lasting less than a minute, all taking place on the world's only portable velodrome.

    With hundreds of amateur riders also getting the chance to challenge the pros, this round of the StreetVelodrome tour will be the spectacular centrepiece of the Manchester Bike and Tri Show.

    Presented by Kair Borsay and Nicole Cooke MBE, with commentary from Carlton Kirby.

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    Episode 4

    Paula Radcliffe fires the starting gun of the fourth Brighton Marathon. With 10,000 competitors expected and streets lined with supporters, this unique marathon brings world-class competition and a party atmosphere to the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton.

    The IAAF-accredited course starts in Preston Park, taking in the famous Brighton Pavilion and the sea-front before the final aching mile along the promenade.

    In addition to the main race, the inaugural BM10k and the Mini Mile make this a weekend-long carnival of running.

    Commentary by Jenni Falconer.

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    Episode 5

    The island of La Palma is the setting for this tough and spectacular ultra-marathon, with thousands of runners taking on an 83 kilometre course that includes 4500 metres of ascent on volcanoes overlooking the most beautiful scenery in the Canary Islands.

    Part of the Skyrunner World Series, the event attracts the world's very best trail and ultra-distance athletes. Anna Frost and Killian Jornet are among the past champions aiming to regain their titles in 2014.

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    Episode 6

    This 100km endurance running event is part of the Ultra Trail World Tour and takes place around the stunning native forests of Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island.

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    Episode 7

    The first major triathlon of the season takes place in Oxfordshire, with thousands of elites, enthusiasts and celebrities enjoying the scenic Blenheim Palace course.

    Set in the historic birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's second biggest triathlon provides the opening round of the prestigious British Triathlon Super Series. Presented by Rob Walker and Charlie Webster with commentary from Patrick Winterton.

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    Episode 8

    Britain's oldest major triathlon takes place in the shadow of the world-famous landmarks of Windsor Castle and Eton College.

    Beginning with a swim in the Thames, before taking to the roads of Berkshire, thousands of amateur enthusiasts rub shoulders with elite athletes and celebrities on this historic course. Presented by Rob Walker and Annie Emmerson, with commentary from Patrick Winterton.

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    Episode 9

    North Wales is the venue for this demanding multi-terrain triathlon, the first of three events in the Always Aim Tri series.

    Over 1000 athletes face a course of gruelling climbs, high-speed descents and stunning mountain scenery as the route takes them to the slopes of Snowdon and the historic slate quarries of Llanberis. Patrick Winterton commentates.

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    Episode 10

    All the drama of the UK's toughest triathlon on one of the most challenging Ironman courses in the world and a UK qualifier for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Patrick Winterton commentates while Annie Emmerson gets the interviews at Ironman UK Bolton.

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    Episode 11

    Jenni Falconer and Annie Emmerson present the world's largest triathlon in which 13,000 competitors, including celebrities from entertainment and sport, enjoy a weekend of competition.

    With the streets of London providing an iconic backdrop, the elite race is traditionally one of the most prestigious titles on the world triathlon calendar. Patrick Winterton commentates.

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    Episode 12

    The stunning Pembrokeshire coast is the setting for this triathlon which is made up of three events across three days: the Huub Wales Swim, the Tredz Wales Sportive and the Newton Wales Marathon.

    Each discipline takes place as a separate stage, with the competitors having completed an ultra-triathlon by the time they finish the marathon in the historic coastal town of Tenby. The crowd support is legendary, the competition strong, and there is a prize for being fastest across all three.

    Aly Rowell presents while Patrick Winterton commentates.

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    Episode 13

    Tri Liverpool hosts the British Triathlon Championships and finale of the British Triathlon Super Series as Great Britain's leading female triathletes take on world number one Gwen Jorgensen in a thrilling sprint distance race.

    Plus, many of Britain's para-triathletes take to the iconic course alongside over 1,000 enthusiasts, including first Big Brother winner Craig Phillips and a team of Merseyside MPs. Rob Walker and Annie Emmerson present and Patrick Winterton commentates.

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    Episode 14

    Nottingham hosts this popular long distance triathlon as over 1000 athletes attempt to finish the course within 17 hours and earn the title of 'Outlaw'. A 2.4 mile swim at the National Watersports Centre, a 112 mile bike in the Nottinghamshire countryside, topped off with a 26.2 mile run makes this one of the world's toughest one day endurance events. Kevin Harris and Charlie Webster present, Patrick Winterton commentates.

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    Episode 15

    Yorkshire's the venue for this round, on a course that takes in the stunning sights of Castle Howard's house and gardens, previously used for the TV series Brideshead Revisited.

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    Episode 16

    In the thrilling arena of the world's only pop-up velodrome, pro and amateur cyclists compete head to head in knockout pursuit races lasting less than a minute.

    Round 3 of the nationwide Street Velodrome tour takes place at the Harewood Festival of Cycling and Le Grand Depart.

    The programme also includes highlights of rounds 1 and 2 in Stevenage and Ealing.

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    Episode 17

    The final of the action-packed Street Velodrome series takes place at Broadgate in the city of London, with four teams and the fastest riders racing head to head for the title. The programme also includes thrilling races, strange bikes and surprising results from the previous rounds at the Stockton Cycling Festival and at Paisley in Scotland. Presented by Kait Borsay, with commentary from Carlton Kirby.

  • Episode 18

    The stunning backdrop for Ironman Wales is the castles and scenery of Pembrokeshire on the south coast. It also represents the second chance for athletes to compete on British soil for a place at the World Championships in Kona. Patrick Winterton provides the commentary.

  • Episode 19

    The flat, fast course of Britain's second biggest half marathon attracts the elite, celebrities and fun-runners alike. Presented by Frances Donovan, Christian Malcolm and Lowri Morgan.

  • Episode 20

    The final event in the Castle Triathlon Series takes place at Hever Castle in Kent. The weekend's action ranges from elite competition through to the world's largest children's triathlon.

  • Episode 21

    After a phenomenal debut year in 2013, this popular and picturesque event returns to the walled city of York. Presenters: Rob Walker and Katharine Merry; Commentary: Patrick Winterton.

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