Kiwis to race in Japan triathlon

New Zealand triathletes will compete at next month's world championship series race in Japan despite concerns after last month's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

The race on May 14-15 is in Yokohama, 300km south of the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor where millions of litres of radioactive water have leaked into the ocean.

The event starts with a 1.5km swim in Yokohama Harbour to start the race and is a qualifying event for next year's London Olympics.

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