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USA Triathlon Reveals Second Annual Duathlon Race Series
Series features top run-bike-run events in each of USA Triathlon’s 10 Regions
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the 11 events that will comprise the second annual 2014 USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series, created in 2013 to meet the needs of the growing multisport discipline of duathlon.
With one event in each of USA Triathlon’s 10 Regions, athletes from across the country will have the opportunity to compete for points in top-flight run-bike-run events. USA Triathlon’s Duathlon National Championships, set for July 19 in St. Paul, Minn., has also been included in the series, encouraging athletes nationwide to compete in this prestigious event. More information on Duathlon Nationals is available at usatriathlon.org/du14.
Awards will be presented to the winners of each event, as well as winners of the series. Athletes must complete at least two events to be eligible for a series score. Each event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will count toward the popular end-of-year Duathlon National Rankings for USA Triathlon annual members.
The first event of the series — the Double Oak Duathlon — is scheduled for April 12 in Birmingham, Ala., and series races will continue through Oct. 19. Eight of the 10 events from the 2013 Duathlon Race Series are part of the series again in 2014. Visit usatriathlon.org/duseries for more information on the USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series.
2014 USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series
Event: Double Oak Duathlon
Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Date: April 12
Distances: Standard: 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run; Sprint: 5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run
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: Shamrock Duathlon
Location: Glastonbury, Conn.
Date: May 18
Distance: 5k run, 26k bike, 5k run
Event: Orange County Duathlon
Location: Mission Viejo, Calif.
Date: June 1
Distance: 2k run, 37k bike, 10k run
Event: USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Date: July 19
Distances: Standard: 5k run, 34.5k bike, 5k run; Sprint: 3.25k run, 23k bike, 3.25k run
Event: Tri Indy Duathlon
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: August 3
Distance: 2-mile run, 20k bike, 5k 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 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 Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).