Jan Frodeno, Javier Gomez, Emma Moffatt and Andrea Hewitt will be battling it out for the world titles this weekend in Budapest, and it’ll all be live on TV with regular updates here at www.triradar.com
The ITU World Championships series reaches its climax at the Grand Final in Budapest, Hungary this weekend, with two dangerously fast sprinters – Olympic champion Jan Frodeno (GER) and 2008 ITU world champion Javier Gomez (ESP) in fierce contention for the men’s title. Frodeno has the series lead, having finished on the podium four times this year, but Gomez has been in stunning form, with back-to-back wins one week apart in Hamburg and London. Last year’s winner, Brit Alistair Brownlee, won’t be able to take the title but could still enjoy a win.
In the women’s race, last year’s champion Emma Moffatt (AUS) has just a 52-point lead of New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt, in with a shot at the first major title of her career. Other strong contenders include the incredibly consistent Lisa Norden (SWE).
British fans will be able to watch the men’s race live on BBC Red Button from 11:55am on Saturday, with highlights on BBC1 at 3:20pm; while the women’s race will be shown live on Sunday from 1pm on BBC Red Button with highlights on BBC2 at 4pm. You can also register to watch both races live online at www.triathlonlive.tv.
You’ll also find regular updates from our reporter Mark Robinson here at www.triradar.com over the weekend.