Maidstone will host its first triathlon in the build-up
to the Olympics.
The event takes place on Sunday,
June 24, a little more than a month before the start of the
It consists of a 400-metre swim
across Leybourne Lake, a 26km cycle around Maidstone Town Centre
followed by a 5k run through Mote Park.
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
is the official charity partner of the event, chosen by Cllr John
Wilson, a dedicated fundraiser, after his wife Brenda survived
Cllr Wilson, who represents
Coxheath and Hunton ward, said: "Maidstone Triathlon is a key event
to celebrate the 2012 Olympics and the visit of the Olympic Torch
to Maidstone in July, a real once-in-a-lifetime event."
The triathlon has been jointly
organised by Maidstone Town Centre Management, Maidstone and
Tonbridge and Malling councils and Team Outrageous, a company that
runs sporting challenges in the region.
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