ITU World Triathlon Ed­mon­ton

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - NEWS -

Long a main­stay on the ITU cir­cuit, this year’s sev­enth stop on the ITU World Triathlon Se­ries takes place July 20 and 21. It will serve as a dry run for the 2020 ITU Grand Fi­nal, which will be the third time that Ed­mon­ton has hosted the world-cham­pi­onship event. Ed­mon­ton 2020 will take place from Au­gust 17 to 23 and fea­ture sprint and stan­dard-dis­tance events for age groupers, along with the elite, ju­nior and para­triathlon cham­pi­onships.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing able to check out the worlds course for 2020, this year’s race al­lows ath­letes to qual­ify for the age-group na­tional team. There will be two spots up for grabs in each cat­e­gory for both the sprintand stan­dard-dis­tance races.

There will be lots of great ac­tion for age-group com­peti­tors to en­joy around their own rac­ing in Ed­mon­ton, too – the WTS event prom­ises to at­tract the world’s best short-dis­tance triath­letes in the hunt for valu­able WTS points that are a crit­i­cal com­po­nent of Olympic qual­i­fi­ca­tion. Add to that Ed­mon­ton’s host­ing of a Triathlon Mixed Re­lay Se­ries event and you have the mak­ings of a spec­tac­u­lar triathlon-lovers com­pe­ti­tion week­end – com­pe­ti­tion along with a chance to see some of the world’s best in ac­tion as they vie for a spot in Tokyo next year.

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