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This triathlon event is a chance for athletes of all skill levels to compete on a scenic riverside course, perfect for the novice through the seasoned triathlete. This USA Triathlon sanctioned event promises heart pounding excitement from start to the finish. It will happen on June 8, 2014.
Race Distances: Swim: 1.2 Miles - Bike: 56 Miles - Run: 13.1 Miles
There aren't any qualification standards to race at the USA Triathlon Long Course Triathlon National Championships. All skill levels are welcome. This is the only opportunity to qualify for Long Course World Championships.
Registration is now open. CLICK HERE to register.
Race Director Contact Information
Andy Vidro, Race Director
Team USA Qualification
Location: Motala, Sweden
- Event: 2014 USA Triathlon Long Course Triathlon National Championships
- Qualification: Top 20 in each age group rolling down to 25th place after applying the age-up rule
All athletes eligible to represent the United States must:
- Be a U.S. citizen OR
- Be a U.S. national – someone who has resided in the US for three consecutive years and has not competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year.
Team USA eligible athletes must not have competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year. Athletes who choose to be recognized as nationals who have competed for their country of citizenship in the last year may get dispensation by obtaining a letter from the National Federation of their home country allowing competition as a USA athlete.
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