British Triathlon have confirmed that the British Standard Distance Championships will move to Leeds for 2017, after four years at Tri Liverpool.
This means the Leeds event will now host the fourth stage of the ITU series, the British Triathlon Championships and the English Aquathlon Championships over the same weekend.
British Triathlon Chief Executive Jack Buckner commented: “After four fantastically memorable years at Tri Liverpool, we have decided to move the British Standard Distance Triathlon Championships to the heartland of the sport in 2017.
“As we prepare to witness the greatest athletes in the world go head-to-head in Leeds next June, what better opportunity to showcase the best of British age-group talent than see them finish on the same iconic blue carpet in Millennium Square.”
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British Triathlon also confirmed the date and venue for the British Duathlon Championships, which will be hosted by Nice Tri Events at the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon on 9 April. The 2017 British Championships are now fully confirmed as:
British Duathlon Championships – Bedford Autodrome Duathlon, 9 April
British Sprint Distance Championships – Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival, 27 May
British Middle Distance Championships – Vitruvian Triathlon, 9 September
British Standard Distance Championships – Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, 11 June