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Team USA to Chase ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Titles in Zofingen
Sixteen Americans are set to race on Sunday
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Sixteen Americans will race for run-bike-run world titles on Sunday at the 2013 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland.
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, Ruth Brennan Morrey (Rochester, Minn.) will represent the Red, White and Blue in her first season as a professional athlete. Brennan Morrey has posted the fastest 13.1-mile run split in two IRONMAN 70.3 events this season, and as an age-grouper in 2011, she won her age group at the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.
The 15 age-groupers set to compete Sunday qualified for the world championships based on their finish at the April 28 USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships, held in conjunction with the Mount Rainer Duathlon in Enumclaw, Wash. Among those racing in Switzerland are men’s 25-29 national champion Jeff Wilson (Copley, Ohio) and men’s 50-54 national champion John Geissinger (Austin, Texas).
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.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).