Over one thousand four hundred competitors aged between 14 to 87 have taken part in the 2014 City of Birmingham Triathlon.
This is only the third year the event has been held in Birmingham with athletes of all abilities setting off on a lap of the lake at Sutton Park.
The City of Birmingham Triathlon is taking place in Sutton Park this morning.
Organisers say more than 1,300 people are competing in the event - now in its third year.
It involves an open water swim in Powell's Pool, a cycle around the closed-to-traffic roads within Sutton Park, before finishing with a run through heathland and woodland.
Starting in different 'waves' the Olympic male competitors were in the water at 7 am, with the last competitors expected to cross the finish line around 1.30 pm.
Lucy Hall from Lutterworth, who supported Helen Jenkins to 5th in the triathlon, apologises for failing to get her team mate into medal position. Nicola Spirig of Switzerland won the gold medal in the women's triathlon
Helen Jenkins finishes 5th in the Olympic triathlon. She was supported throughout the race by Lutterworth's Lucy Hall.
Lucy Hall from Lutterworth is taking part in the Olympic triathlon today. The triathletes are currently into the final leg, the run through Hyde Park. The technique is for Hall to drop back soon to allow Helen Jenkins to claim gold.
Lucy Hall leads the cycling leg of the triathlon in the sixth of seven laps. Her role is to push the other competitors to help team mate Helen Jenkins.
Triathlon is an Olympic race made up of three disciplines – swimming, cycling and running, completed in that order with no breaks in between. It first featured in the Olympic games in Sydney in 2000.
Six triathletes – three men and three women – are representing Great Britain at London 2012, brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, Stuart Hayes, Vicky Holland, Helen Jenkins and Lutterworth's Lucy Hall.
Lucy Hall, who lives in Lutterworth and trains in Loughborough, is in the leading group of the cycling leg of the Olympic triathlon. She finished first in the swimming part of the race. She is the youngest member of the British triathlon team.