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TriStar Rio de Janeiro Brings Brazil New Triathlon Concept

TriStar Rio de JaneiroTriathlon is rapidly growing and Star Events is offering something unique to the athletes worldwide in the best destinations. A new concept in the organization of high-quality triathlon events is arriving in Brazil this year. Rio de Janeiro, home of the 2016 Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup in 2014, will host the fun and charming TriStar111 and TriStar55.5 triathlon competitions on October 14, 2012.

The race course will be a real City Triathlon with a start from the beach in the bay of Guanabara. The stunning bike course will be on fully closed roads through the heart of the city and leading athletes along some of the most scenic spots in Rio, making them experience a mix of beautiful views on the sea, historic architecture and the modernity of the city. The run part will be held on a 5km loop along the sea. Rio will host a TriStar111 and a TriStar55.5, ideal for beginners and experienced triathletes who want to feel the new spirit of this well-known fun format which offers an easy recovery for the athletes. The TriStar111 Rio de Janeiro (1km swimming, 100km cycling and 10km running) is the premiere of this international triathlon series in South America and will offer a unique chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world. TriStar55.5 is an easy triathlon format ideal to debut in this sport thanks to its distance: 500m swimming, 50km cycling and 5km running. TriStar's fun-focused format is accessible to both Individuals and Relay teams of 2 or 3.

Triathlon: TriStar Rio de Janeiro
When: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Events: TriStar111, TriStar55.5
Website: www.tristarseries.com

"We are very glad to bring this revolutionary and high-quality event to South America. Brazil is the perfect destination to merge sports and tourism in a perfect momentum for the country and for Rio de Janeiro. TriStar is growing and growing and we are looking forward to setting up in Rio a successful event, as the first step of Star Events in the region" said Star Events Chairman and CEO Georg Hochegger.

The inaugural edition of this race will be StarEvents entry into South America. It's part of the international series also held in other 15 different destinations in the world, such as Monaco, France, USA, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Estonia, the Caribbean or Croatia.


TriStar is known as one of the most charming and fun triathlon formats in the world. Professional triathletes, former pro athletes from other sports and VIPs are participating in the TriStar events world-wide. Formula 1 drivers, such as Lucas di Grassi, Jenson Button, Bruno Senna or Alex Wurz have adopted some of these events as part of their trainings. Big names of the triathlon world, like the Brazilian Fernanda Keller, Chris McCormack, Olivier Marceau, Lothar Leder and many others are TriStar ambassadors and are taking part in many races.

TriStar is based on three core concepts: Fun, Environmental Protection and Social Responsibility. These events promote a fun and fit atmosphere without the apprehension of intense competition. Designed for amateur athletes and supported and co-developed by professional triathletes, the TriStar Series is making triathlon more accessible than ever.

TriStar Rio de Janeiro (a full weekend of sports and activities) is organized by Star Events South America, and is the result of a partnership between two agencies, ONE International Sport Business and Star Events. Brazilian racing driver Lucas Di Grassi is leading the local organization team of TriStar Rio de Janeiro.


Registration for the new event will opened shortly.

Further information on the new TriStar Rio de Janeiro event visit www.tristarseries.com

The TriStar label is presented by Star Events, a Monaco based company specializing in organizing high quality sports events that are focused on fun, social responsibility and environmental protection. The TriStar Series has grown to 29 races in these 15 destinations in less than three years: Nevis (St.Kitts and Nevis), Mallorca and Madrid (Spain), Lyon, Deauville and Cannes (France), Split (Croatia), Worms-Germany (Germany), Salzkammergut and Kufstein (Austria), Milton Keynes (United Kingdom), Estonia-Otepää (Estonia), Minnesota (USA), Monaco (Monaco) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). TriStar has introduced new distances to the sport of triathlon (A/N: 111km and 222km), officially recognized by ITU, as well as a brand new Team Racing Concept T5. More Info: www.tristarseries.com and www.star-events.cc

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