Channel 4 to Broadcast British Triathlon Super Series

May 20, 2011

Highlights of the British Triathlon Super Series will be broadcast on Channel 4 this year, starting with coverage of the opening series event, the GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon, which is being held at the 2014 Commonwealth Games course on May 22. 

The provisional schedule will see a package broadcast on June 5, with highlights running through until October, presented by experienced sports commentator Rob Walker.

The highlights programmes will follow each race in this year’s Super Series, with the the GE Blenheim Triathlon on June 4, following the opener before the Toshiba Windsor Triathlon on June 12, the GE Canary Wharf Triathlon on June 30 and finally the Virgin Active London Triathlon on July 30.

Zara Hyde Peters, the chief executive of the British Triathlon Federation, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have the support of Channel 4 for another year.

“Over the past few years they have delivered outstanding coverage of triathlon, something that I’m sure has helped raise the profile and fuel the growing popularity of the sport.

“As we look forward to the 2011 British Triathlon Super Series, triathlon fans up and down the country have an exciting opportunity to watch the potential stars of London 2012 and beyond battle it out at some magnificent venues around the UK.”

Sagina Shabaya, deputy editor of off peak programming at Channel 4, added: “Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in this country and Great Britain has some of the best triathletes in the world.

“We are delighted to show the highlights of the British Triathlon Super Series in the UK.”