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Well done to the hardworking team behind the Portsmouth Triathlon last weekend.

It really showcased how our city could potentially host a world-class event.

If you were fast asleep on Sunday morning you missed 700 participants swimming, cycling and running through Southsea. Some were young racing snakes, Lycra-clad human sticks of muscle, whilst others were slightly more ‘realistically’ proportioned (but still in Lycra).

Each and every one crossed the line with a smile and spoke highly of the course.

Triathlon is our fastest-growing sport and Portsmouth is a brilliant natural location – safe water, level roads and a welcoming public.