This year marks the 10th anniversary of an ITU race in Madrid, from its start as a European Cup, then World Cup, and then the ITU World Triathlon Series since its start in 2009.
This year itís also special because itís where the London 2012 Olympic Games qualification period started two years ago and also where it ends. But aside from the Olympic dreams that could be decided this weekend, there are also two elite titles on the line, and the two fields assembled mean both races are going to come down to the wire.
Tyler Butterfield will be at the start line on Sunday in his bid to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games. Butterfield, goes into the Spain Event holding on to the 45th Olympic spot.