Olympic Triathlon: Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Get the scoop on the behind-the-scenes action at the London 2012 Triathlon venue

TRansition area
 4 of 8 

One of the biggest challenges has been to create a level surface for the transition area. Under these boards are the sloped banks of the Serpentine, a road, a gutter and pathway. Months of bad weather hampered the building work as machinery sank into the soft ground.

The black strip of carpet in the foreground is for the track camera that will zoom up and down the transition area capturing shots of the athletes as they move between the three disciplines. A cable camera – like the ones they have at Wembley – will zip on a 1000m wire above the lake to film the swim. 

And for the first time ever in the history of Olympic Triathlon, there will be a tree in the transition area. 

Previous page Next page


Discuss this article

We'd love you to add a comment! Please login or take half a minute to register as a free member

Smart Coach
Free, fully-personalized training plans, designed to suit your racing goals and your lifestyle.