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Team USA to Tackle ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships on Sunday
Nineteen age-groupers, two elites will compete in Switzerland
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Twenty-one of the nation's top run-bike-run athletes will represent the United States on Sunday at the 2012 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland.
Donning the Red, White and Blue will be 19 age-groupers and two elite men. Action on the 10-kilometer run, 150-kilometer bike, 30-kilometer run course is slated to begin at 8 a.m. local time. Visit triathlon.org and powerman.ch for complete event information.
On the elite side, Josh Beck (Carlisle, Pa.) returns to Long Distance Worlds after leading the U.S. with an 11th-place finish a year ago in the elite men's race in Zofingen. Additionally, Eneas Freyre (Norwalk, Conn.) moves to the international elite ranks after earning the men's 35-39 age group title at 2011 Duathlon Worlds.
The 19 age-groupers set to compete Sunday qualified for the world championships based on their finish at the June 3 USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship, held in conjunction with the Blackwater Duathlon in Cambridge, Md. Among those racing in Switzerland is women's 55-59 national champion Sheri Schrock (Cohasset, Minn.).
Team USA is comprised of the nation's top multisport amateur athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championships event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more on Team USA.