One of Canada’s top triathletes, Simon Whitfield launched the July 22nd event this past Wednesday. Simon will himself be in the 1,000 strong field.
To Toronto and Ontario’s triathlon and sporting community the half-Olympic Triathlon will be a welcome addition to the sporting calendar, however to the Toronto drivers already ‘inconvenienced’ by multiple road closures for marathons and 10Ks in the city it is yet another road closure, this time the Don Valley Parkway.
That said, race organizer Jeff Chong claims that because of the early start traffic problems will be minimal. Hopefully Paul is right and this new event will be a great success.
Read more here courtesy of the Globe and Mail.