World Triathlon Series: Leeds to host fourth leg of competition in 2017

Alistair Brownlee
Alistair Brownlee won Olympic triathlon gold in London 2012

The ITU World Triathlon Series will return to Leeds after the city hosted the event for the first time in 2016.

The city will hold the fourth race of the eight-leg series over the weekend of 10-11 June.

Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee won his first World Series race of the year in Leeds this month.

"To be able to put triathlon into the heart of a major city is really important," said chief executive of British Triathlon Jack Buckner.

Brownlee's younger brother Jonny finished second in Leeds in 2016, while Rio hopeful Vicky Holland made the podium with third place in the women's event.

2017 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar:

Abu Dhabi, UAE - March 3-4

Gold Coast, Australia - April 8-9

Yokohama, Japan - May 13-14

Leeds, England - June 10-11

Hamburg, Germany - July 15-16

Edmonton, Canada - Dates to be determined

Stockholm, Sweden - August 26-27

Rotterdam, Netherlands - September 14-17