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Posted: December 31, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this Share

Triathlon: TriStar111 Lisboa cancelled

The TriStar Series will not stop in Lisboa in 2010; the event has been cancelled today

Monaco, 31 December 2009: While TriStar Events grow all over Europe, one destination will finally not be on the TriStar map in 2010: TriStar111 Lisboa has been canceled today."Too many obstacles in finding agreements with the local organizer led to the decision that the TriStar111 Lisboa should not take place. The event has thus been cancelled. While the local organizers in Lisboa wish to take the step back to the initial format, Star Production concentrates on other destinations like TriStar222 Sardinia taking place in October." says Georg Hochegger, CEO of Star Production SARL, the Monaco-based headquarters for the new TriStar Series.

The event was announced for 24 April 2010 and for the total distance of 111km. Although Star Production have been negotiating with the local event organizer for months, some aspects of the race organization could not be agreed on. "Maybe our important inputs to improve the race -- an entirely new finishline area for example -- will be put into practice for the Lisboa International Triathlon although it will not be run as part of the TriStar series. Of course this means a non TriStar event profits from our experience, and at the same time we are okay to look at it like development aid, if it makes a race better for athletes. Triathlon should be fun, whatever the brand." says Olivier Castelli, Global Event Operation Director of Star Production.

Now that TriStar111 Lisboa is cancelled, athletes can either transfer their entry to another race or be refunded the entire entry fee. For transfers to other TriStar races, athletes can contact headquaters@starproduction.cc.

Star Production SARL is the Monaco-based organiser of the new TriStar series. The first event took place in September in Andalucí a, Spain, under the TriStar200 format. In 2010, TriStar races will take place over various distances in Andalucí a (ESP), Istanbul (TUR), Monaco (MON), Sardinia (ITA) and Worms (GER). Star Events are fun-focused, environmentally friendly with the 4vita program, and a portion of each entry automatically goes to Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG(TM) foundation. All event-related information can be found on www.star-events.cc.


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