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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.

  • 4Sport

    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.

  • 4Sport

    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.

  • 4Sport

    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.

  • 4Sport

    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.

  • 4Sport

    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.

  • 4Sport

    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.

  • 4Sport

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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