Event Overview

WITH 21 YEARS EXPERIENCE BEHIND US, THERE IS A REASON WE ARE THE LARGEST TRIATHLON IN THE WORLD

Attracting over 11,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, this iconic triathlon has become a must-do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from, our event caters for athletes of all levels; from first-time triathletes to Olympic champions, everyone is welcome at the AJ Bell London Triathlon.

The AJ Bell London Triathlon takes place at the ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock and has a unique urban route, that allows participants to swim, bike & run past the iconic landmarks of our capital.

DISTANCES

There are 4 adult distances available: Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic and  Olympic Plus. Please see the table for a breakdown of each distance.

You can enter as an individual in any of the 5 distances or as part of a Team Relay in the Sprint and Olympic distance categories. For more information on this please visit the entries page of the website. 

For Children, we have 2 TriStars Aquathlon waves available. TriStars 2 (11 - 12 yrs) & TriStars 3 (12-13yrs). For more information on these please visit the TriStars section of the website. 

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WEEKEND WARRIOR

The Weekend Warrior challenge is the ultimate test of endurance. Warriors must complete as many triathlons as possible, during racing hours, across both days of the event weekend. The winner is the Warrior who completes the most. The current record is 9 Sprint triathlons, think you can beat it? Only 100 places are available for this challenge.

THE COURSE

 

All competitors will swim in the Royal Victoria Dock and run around the London Docklands, cheered on by the 30,000 strong crowd. The bike route varies depending on the distance, day and category you choose.

There are 2 different bike routes for our Olympic distance competitors:

  • Saturday Docklands Route – 4 laps turning at Leamouth Roundabout.
  • Sunday Westminster Route – 1 long lap turning at Big Ben followed by 1 short lap turning at Billingsgate.

Take a look at the map below to find out where the different routes go & also keep scrolling down to have a look at the swim and run course, this is the same course for both routes

THE RACE BRIEFING VIDEO

 

Please take a couple of minutes to watch the Race Briefing Video below. It will tell you all you need you know about race day, what you can expect from your day and most importantly how to stay safe whilst taking part in the triathlon. If you have any questions about the video please feel free to contact our customer service team who will be happy to help

BTF COMPETITION RULES

Before you start exploring this area, please make sure you read the British Triathlon Federation Competition Rules carefully. These rules are designed to make sure all athletes enjoy the event, but most importantly are safe whilst taking out on the course. Click here for the Rules.

 

RACE INFORMATION

Please make sure you read the London Race Information carefully, which will be uploaded top the site in due course.  It contains all the information you need, to make sure you thoroughly enjoy your weekend and have a safe race. Please also read the BTF Competition Rules below and make sure you know which wave you are in and what time it is.

WAVE TIMES

Your wave time will be emailed out to you 2 weeks prior to the event. A wave time list will also be uploaded here around the same time.

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