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USA Triathlon Announces Virtual Duathlon

6 Apr, 2020


These are challenging times. As we all navigate the momentous impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives and those of our loved ones, we want to provide an outlet for people to stay active, healthy, safe, and competitive if they choose to be, during this difficult situation.

The USA Duathlon Virtual Run Bike Run presented by Tower 26 gives you the flexibility to be a multisport athlete on your own time, at your own pace, and in your own space.

Information will be posted on USA Triathlon’s website.

You can complete the Virtual Run Bike Run inside on a stationary bike and a treadmill, or outside as long as you maintain the recommended minimum of at least six feet of social distancing. The three legs can be done all at once or broken into one leg per day. That’s the beauty of virtual racing.

The race dates will be announced soon!

Regardless of your fitness level, we hope you join us for this Virtual Run Bike Run. While these are individual activities, we’re all in this together. Together, we can unleash #OurPowerWithin. 

WHAT IS A DUATHLON?

Duathlon is a run-bike-run combination. It is sometimes confused with biathlon, which is the official term for the Olympic sport of skiing and shooting. Typically contested in run-bike-run formats, duathlons vary in length and run-bike-run combinations.  

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

Entry into this event is FREE, but there is an option to make a $35 donation to the USA Triathlon Foundation to receive the Multisport Community Package, which will include a finisher’s medal. The proceeds from this package will go back to the multisport community in the form of grants to help those in need overcome difficult setbacks due to COVID-19.

COMPETE AT YOUR OWN PACE!

The USA Duathlon Virtual Run Bike Run presented by Tower 26 is an opportunity for anyone, with any level of experience, to stay active, healthy and safe, and competitive if they choose to be, during this difficult situation. The three legs can be done inside on a stationary bike and a treadmill, or outside as long as you maintain the recommended minimum of at least six feet of social distancing. The Virtual Run Bike Run gives you the flexibility to be a multisport athlete on your own time at your own pace and in your own space. 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Whether you are a seasoned duathlete veteran or brand new to the sport, anyone can compete in the USA Duathlon Virtual Run Bike Run! We have two different distances to choose from, the Standard distance and the Sprint distance. 

Must be at least 13 years of age or older to sign-up.

HOW DO I TRACK MY PROGRESS?

Link compatible devices to the platform and all the tracking and uploading will be done automatically. This platform supports Strava, Apple Heath, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin devices and more. Leaderboards coming soon! 

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