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USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships to be Held in Bend, Oregon

12 Jun, 2017


The 2017 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships will be held in Bend, Oregon, June 17-18. Three run-bike-run races will take place over two days in the “Outdoor Playground of the West,” with national titles and qualification for the 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival on the line.

On Saturday, athletes will compete for national championship titles in non-drafting standard and sprint-distance formats. On Sunday, competitors will race in a sprint-distance draft-legal format (Sunday’s event is a world championship qualifier only, not a national championship race).

In all three races, top finishers will qualify to represent Team USA at the 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Odense, Denmark. These are more than 500 of the fastest duathletes from across the United States

WHEN (All Times Pacific):
Saturday, June 17
Standard-Distance Duathlon National Championship (10-kilometer run, 40k bike, 5k run): 7:30 a.m.
Sprint-Distance Duathlon National Championship (5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run): 1:05 p.m.
Awards Ceremony and Duathletes of the Year Announcement: 6:15 p.m., Tower Theatre

Sunday, June 18
Sprint-Distance Draft-Legal Duathlon World Qualifier (5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run): 7:30 a.m.
Awards Ceremony: 12:30 p.m., Summit High School

All three races will start and end at Summit High School: 2855 NW Clearwater Dr., Bend, Oregon 97701. The Saturday night awards ceremony and announcement of the 2016 USA Triathlon Duathletes of the Year will take place at Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend, Oregon 97701. Sunday’s awards ceremony will be held at Summit High School following the Sprint-Distance Draft-Legal Duathlon World Qualifier. Race-day parking will be available at Summit High School and the surrounding neighborhood streets to the north and east of the high school. Select local roads will be closed for athlete safety on race days; complete road closure information is available at USATriathlon.org.

Complete Event Information: USATriathlon.org

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).

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