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USA Triathlon’s Duathlon Nationals Head to St. Paul in One Month
Athletes compete for run-bike-run national titles, Team USA spots
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2014 Life Time USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships will make its debut in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 19, featuring the top run-bike-run athletes from across the United States.
The event will take place at St. Paul’s Harriet Island Regional Park, and the day’s action will kick off at 7:30 a.m. CT with age-group athletes competing at the 5-kilometer run, 32.4-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run standard distance. Then, paraduathletes and sprint-distance competitors will race for titles on the 3.25k run, 21.6k bike, 3.25k run sprint course. St. Paul will also host Duathlon Nationals in 2015. Visit usatriathlon.org/du14 for complete event details, including how to register.
“We are extremely excited to be in St. Paul, and the course, showcasing much of the great city, will be a memorable experience for the athletes and spectators alike,” said Brian D’Amico, USA Triathlon National Events Senior Manager. “Working with those at Visit Saint Paul, city officials, and other key members of the community has ensured this will be yet another top-notch event showcasing the top duathletes in the country."
Eric Burnett (Pasadena, Calif.) and Jennifer Scudiero (Eagan, Minn.) earned national titles at last year’s standard-distance championships in Oro Valley, Arizona, while Dan Grimm (Flagstaff, Ariz.) and Courtney Robles-Wiseman (Corona, Calif.) were crowned champions in the sprint race.
Duathlon Nationals is the sole qualifying event for the age-group 2015 Standard- and Sprint-Distance ITU Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide, South Australia, on October 14-18, 2015. The top 18 finishers in each age group, rolling down to 25th place, will qualify for Team USA.
Team USA is comprised of the nation’s top multisport athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU World Championships event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more on Team USA.
Media interested in attending the event are invited to fill out the credential application form (PDF).
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 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).