In total, more than 4,000 entrants have signed up to take part in the Waterways Ireland triAthlone 2010 event, a four-day triathlon festival that incorporates the European championships.
The event will be in the top five triathlon events internationally in terms of size and is expected to generate more than €9 million for the local economy.
Liam Heavin, chairman of the organising committee, said that accommodation in Athlone would be full next weekend, with the organisers having...
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