On Saturday 4 September, at the 2010 GE Edinburgh ITU Duathlon World Championships in Holyrood Park, over 300 leading British amateur duathletes will compete in one of the largest GE Great Britain Age Group Teams to represent Great Britain at an ITU Duathlon World Championships. 211 men and 111 women (246 from England and 76 from Scotland) aged between 18 and 76 will compete in 23 age categories.
The GE Great Britain Age Group Team will race over a standard international duathlon course - 10km run followed by a 40km cycle and a 5km run, all completed as a continuous activity.
Edinburgh's course, consisting of multiple laps around Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat (six times in total by foot, and a further five times on the bike), will be one of the most challenging ever used on the international circuit.
Britain's top paraduathletes will also race in the elite international event on Friday 3 September with the elite, under-23 and juniors all racing on Sunday 5 September.
The 2010 GE Edinburgh ITU Duathlon World Championships is the most prestigious duathlon competition ever to be staged in the UK and offers the perfect opportunity for Edinburgh residents, visitors to the city and running, cycling and multisport enthusiasts to watch the best duathletes in the world for free.
In September the 2010 GE Edinburgh ITU Duathlon World Championships will join two other major international sporting events - the IFSC World Youth Championships for Climbing and the (FITA) Archery World Cup Final - In Edinburgh's Super September of sport - and will welcome thousands of competitors and spectators to the city.