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A number of roads will be closed throughout east London on Sunday as the London Triathlon returns to the Excel Centre.

The event saw major disruption in 2012, with some on the Isle of Dogs stuck in gridlocked traffic for hours.

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The Virgin Active London Triathlon returns to the Royal Docks at the weekend - bringing back memories of gridlock that brought east London to a standstill at the last event.

Drivers were sent on poorly-indicated detours during the weekend in September last year and, in sweltering weather, the road network ground to a halt.

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A petition has been launched to restrict the impact of the London Triathlon in response to the chaos caused by the event.

Thousands of people were trapped in their cars on the Isle of Dogs as the race came under fire for being badly publicised.

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Drivers stuck in gridlocked traffic for hours because of the London Triathlon are furious as they say they were not warned of any disruption.

Many contacted The Wharf, including a heavily pregnant Isle of Dogs resident, angered at having to wait in their cars until early evening in chaotic scenes on a storm-hit Sunday.

ee-May12-triathlon2.jpgDespite almost losing his bike, triathlete James Griffiths came third in his age group at last year's Virgin Active London Triathlon at Excel.

This year he will once again be joining the competitors to ride swim and run and has plenty of advice for anyone embarking on the race for the first time.

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