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Cardiff Triathlon returns for the first time since 2019

The event was positioned on Roald Dahl Plass, in front of the Wales Millennium Centre.

CARDIFF Bay hosted the Cardiff Triathlon, duathlon and the Try a Tri Swims, after two years of deferrals due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds of competitors took part in the Olympic distance, swim, bike and run event. Which saw competitors take on a 1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10k run in Cardiff Bay. 

The sold-out event was open to all abilities, with those taking part able to choose the distance they covered. From the ‘Super-Sprint’ course, which involved a 400m swim, 9.3km cycle and 2.5km run right up to the gruelling ‘Legend’ event, which saw competitors swim 1,900m, cycle 88km and run 21.8km, there was something for everyone.

The longer Legend’s event began at 5:15am in bright and blustery conditions, with the men’s race being won by Nikola Peric in a time of 4 hours, 28 minutes and 26 seconds. The woman’s race was won by Clare McKinnel, winning in 5 hours, 28 minutes and 32 seconds.

Other notable winners of the day included Alice Watson who won the woman’s Olympic distance in a time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 47 seconds as well as Matthew Grantham who won the men’s race in 1 hour 54 minutes and 52 seconds.

An event village was set up in Cardiff Bay for the weekend event, which also saw with music, shopping, food vendors and chill out zones all on offer to keep spectators entertained.

Registration for next year’s event has already began and organisers recommend booking your ticket now as they are expecting another sold out weekend.