It was two weeks ago that www.islandstats.com reported that the 2020 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Women’s Elite Start List had Flora Duffy taking part.
Today we bring you the course, that has had to change due to the coronavirus impact.
Hamburg previously reported a change, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the elite races of the HAMBURG WASSER World Triathlon will take place under controlled conditions in the Stadtpark in the Hamburg district of Winterhude, instead of Hamburg's city center as in previous years.
The 0.75km Swim Course start area is at the Lake Stadtpark on a small island (“Liebesinsel”). Athletes will start from a start pontoon and stand in a starting position approximately 1m wide.
There is one lap to swim. The first turn is located after 260m distance. 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 Lake Stadtpark in the beginning of September is 22°C, but may vary between 15°C and 25°C.
The 18.9 km Bike Course is generally a flat profile without noteworthy climbs. There are six laps of 3.1km in total plus a short part of each 0.15km from and back to transition. The route is technically demanding due to tight turns (two 180° turns and a narrow 90° turn to/from TA).
And the 5 km Run Course is also generally a flat course. Including a first section of 900m leading into two loops of 2.0 km and finishing with a 100m stretch towards the finish line. Two 180° turns per lap.