Courses

Swim Course
There is one lap to swim. The first turn is located after 270m distance. There is a rather dark tunnel of about 40m in length and 6m in width, which must be swum through once. The athletes are required to leave their last minute gear at the swim start inside a dedicated box, the LOC will carry those bags back to the Athletes’ Lounge.
The average water temperature in the “Alster” in mid-July varies between 15°C and 22°C. You will find recent information about water quality and temperature on the homepage: Water Quality Results 2021

Bike Course
Generally flat profile without noteworthy climbs. There are six laps of 21km in total. The route is technically demanding due to many changes of direction and tight turns (two 180° turns). Very good tarmac surface. First runner - last biker scenario might occur; therefore, athletes might be taken out of the race by WT Technical Officials according to WT Rules.

Wheel Stations
One wheel station will be located on the bike course – shortly after the exit transition area on “Mönckebergstrasse”. The second wheel station will be located at the bus stop “Gänsemarkt” – at the 180° turn. Team wheels need to be checked during the bike check-in beforehand.
-    Wheel station “Mönckebergstrasse”: Please bring your own/team wheels!
-    Wheel station “Gänsemarkt”: Wheels will be provided by LOC

Run Course
Generally flat course. There are two laps of 2.5km to run for a total of 5km. Two 180° turns per lap. Very good tarmac surface.

Aid Stations
Aid stations are located on the run course at 0.2km and 1.25km. Sealed 0.5l bottles of water are ready to take.

Littering Zone
Please note that we have installed a littering zone near the aid stations where you have to dispose your used bottles and waste (20m before and 80m behind the aid station)!

Penalty Box
Penalty Box is located left-hand side around 50m before Transition Area.

 

  • Swim: 300 m  / 1 loop
  • Bike: 6,5 km / 2 loops
  • Run: 1,7 km / (0,9 km + 2 x 2 km + 0,1 km) 2 loops

 

Start
The start area is at “Kleine Alster”. Athletes will start from a pontoon at “Kleine Alster” and stand in a starting position approximately 75cm wide. The Head Referee, assisted by WT Technical Officials, will start the race.

Swim Course
There is one lap to swim. The first turn is located after 145m. There is a rather dark tunnel of about 40m in length and 6m in width, which has to be swum through twice. Swim exit is at “Kleine Alster”, too. The athletes have to leave their last minute gear in the Athletes’ Lounge (100m away from swim start).
The average water temperature in the “Alster” in mid-September vary between 15°C and 22°C. The water temperature is taken every 10 minutes and the average figure as well as the maximum and minimum figure will be published. You will find actual information about water quality and temperature on the homepage: Water Quality Results 2021

Bike Course
Generally flat profile without noteworthy climbs. There are two laps of 3.5km to ride for a total of 7km. The route is technically demanding due to many changes of direction and tight turns (two 180° turns). Very good tarmac surface. Any athlete lapped will be removed along with the rest of the team.

Wheel Stations
One wheel station will be located on the bike course – shortly after the exit transition area on “Mönckebergstrasse”. The second wheel station will be located at the bus stop “Gänsemarkt” at the 180° turn. Team wheels need to be checked during the bike check-in beforehand.
- Wheel station “Mönckebergstrasse”: Please bring your own/team wheels!
- Wheel station “Gänsemarkt”: Wheels will be provided by LOC

Run Course
Generally flat course. There are two laps to run; 1st lap: 0.95km & 2nd lap: 0.75km, for a total of 1.7km; one 180° turn in the 1st lap. Very good tarmac surface.

Aid Stations
There is one aid station located 200m after transition area. It will be passed twice. Sealed 0.5l bottles of water are ready to take.

Littering Zone
Please note that we have installed a littering zone in close proximity to the aid stations where you have to dispose your used bottles and waste (20m before and 80m behind the aid station)!

Penalty Box
Penalty Box is located left-hand side around 50m before Transition Area.

RELAY ZONE
The relay zone is located at the finish chute.