2014 Duathlon Race Series
Pacific Northwest Region
Event: Mt. Rainier Duathlon
Location: Enumclaw, Wash.
Date: April 27
Distances: Standard: 5.12 mile run, 28.88 mile bike, 3.79 mile run; Sprint: 1.64 mile run, 14.44 mile bike, 3.79 mile run
Rocky Mountain Region
Event: Barkin’ Dog Duathlon
Location: Denver, Colo.
Date: May 10
Distances: Standard: 5k run, 34k bike, 5k run; Sprint: 1.2 mile run, 18k bike, 5k run
Event: Cary Duathlon
Location: Cary, N.C.
Date: May 17
Distances: Standard: 5 mile run, 32 mile bike, 5 mile run; Sprint: 2.5 mile run / 18 mile bike / 2.5 mile run
Event: USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Date: July 19
Distances: Standard: 5k run, 32.4k bike, 5k run; Sprint: 3.25k run, 21.6k bike, 3.25k run
Event: Longboat Key Duathlon
Location: Longboat Key, Fla.
Date: Oct. 19
Standard: 2-mile run, 20-mile bike, 5-mile run; Sprint: 1-mile run / 10-mile bike / 2.5-mile run
South Midwest Region
Event: Fall Classic Duathlon
Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Date: Oct. 19
Distance: Standard: 2-mile run, 10-mile bike, 2-mile run, 10-mile bike, 2-mile run; Sprint: 2-mile run, 10-mile bike, 2-mile run
About the Duathlon Race Series
The Duathlon Race Series was created in 2013 with the aim of introducing more athletes to the exciting multisport discipline of duathlon.
With one event in each of USA Triathlon’s 10 Regions, athletes across the country will have the opportunity to compete in a top-flight run-bike-run event. Each event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will count toward the popular end-of-year Duathlon National Rankings for USA Triathlon annual members.
Awards will be presented to top age-group finishers in each of the series event. If a series event has more than one distance, the top-age group finishers for each distance will receive an award and be ranked within the Duathlon Race Series Rankings.
The 2014 Series kicks off with the Double Oak Duathlon on April 12 in Birmingham, Alabama and the series continues through October 19 with the Longboat Key Duathlon in Longboat Key, Florida and the Fall Classic Duathlon in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. USA Triathlon’s Duathlon National Championships, which is included in the 2014 Duathlon Race Series, is slated for July 19 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Click here for information on Duathlon Nationals.USA Triathlon sanctioned nearly 600 duathlon races in 2012, more than doubling the number of sanctioned races from 2006. Click here for more on the multisport discipline of duathlon.
Current Duathlon Series Rankings
When the 2013 Duathlon Race Series unveiled itself in January, it included results for standard distance events only - ten regionally based duathlons and the USAT Duathlon National Championship. Athletes competing in more than one Series event at the standard distance received a 2013 Duathlon Race Series Ranking.
It is not surprising then that in the inaugural year for the Duathlon Race Series, USAT and the Duathlon Committee saw a trend occurring that required a change in philosophy. Because so many of the events included a sprint distance race (six in total), the Committee supported adding this distance to the Series Rankings formula. So, the change - that both standard and sprint Series events will receive a ranking in 2013 - is effective for 2013 only, and will be reevaluated for the 2014 Duathlon Race Series.
For final 2013 Duathlon Race Series Rankings, an athlete must have competed in two or more Series races to receive a score. Both standard and sprint distance races are included in the Rankings, regardless of race distance. Rankings are determined by averaging the top two scores for the Series.
Season ending Duathlon Race Series awards will be presented to the top three athletes per age-group at the conclusion of the 2013 Duathlon National Championships in Tucson, AZ on October 26, 2013 based upon Duathlon Race Series Rankings. Top-three age-group athletes will receive an award during the Awards Ceremony, as well as the first place finisher for Overall, Masters and Grand Masters rankings.
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