Isle of Man TT triathlon marshal appeal

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Organisers are appealing for volunteer marshals, ahead of the Isle of Man TT Triathlon event.

Competitors in the triathlon will complete a swim in Douglas Bay, a bike ride around the TT course three times, followed by a full marathon.

The island's inaugural event will begin and end on Douglas Promenade and is due to take place on 30 June.

Organisers said they need about 30 more volunteers to ensure the triathlon runs safely and smoothly.

Co-ordinator Simon Slade said: "The marshals are there to make sure the competitors, residents and public are kept informed and to monitor traffic conditions, whilst the fee station crews will be passing drinks and snacks to the competitors as they whizz past."

For sportsmen and women who do not want to take part in the full triathlon, a shorter distance course, incorporating all three disciplines, is also being arranged.

More information about marshalling and entering the challenge is available on the event website.

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