Take on the London Triathlon with a little help from Daley

SUPER-FIT City A.M. readers can win the sporting chance of a lifetime by becoming a member of the Laureus team in this year’s London Triathlon – and receive special training from double Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson.

Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports and one of the most exciting. And on 6 and 7 August the London leg of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship will take place over next year’s spectacular Olympic course.

Individual amateur places are already filled, but sports charity Laureus, as the global charity partner of the International Triathlon Union, is teaming up with City A.M. to provide the chance for 25 readers to compete alongside the greatest triathletes in the world – and at the same time raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

Double decathlon Olympic champion Thompson will provide two training days for the Laureus / City A.M. team and also be on hand to support the racers on the day. He said: “This allows sports enthusiasts to race at an iconic London 2012 venue alongside elite athletes, while raising funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Last year I had great fun training the Laureus team and I know it will be the same this year with the Laureus / City A.M. team.”

The race takes place over a dramatic course involving The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Constitution Hill and Buckingham Palace. England’s Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan, will be looking to win the men’s race to enhance their Olympic prospects for next year.

Laureus / City A.M. team places, for men’s or women’s races, are available in two categories – Sprint and Olympic distance.

Sprint is the category for the average competitor – a 750 metre swim, a 20 kilometre cycle ride and a five kilometre run. There are a total of five places available.

While Olympic is for those more confident with their fitness – a 1,500 metre swim, a 40 kilometre cycle ride and a ten kilometre run. There are 20 places available for these elite competitors.

The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of young people through the use of sport and members of the Laureus / City A.M. team will each be asked to raise £2,000 for the charity.

The funds raised by the Laureus / City A.M. runners will go to help the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, whose mission is to use sport as the means to tackle social problems around the world. Laureus currently supports 84 community sports projects and since its inception has raised more than £35m for projects which have improved the lives of more than 1.5m young people.


The 25 members of the Laureus / City A.M. team will receive:

• Two training days with Daley Thompson
• Training schedule put together by Daley Thompson
• Laureus branded T-shirt
• Laureus branded triathlon suit
• Opportunity to meet Laureus sporting legends at the event
• Team dinner with Laureus legends
• Competitors are asked to raise £2,000

City A.M. readers interested in taking part should email:

For more information on the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation please visit: www.laureus.com