Colorado Lands New Ironman Boulder Triathlon Starting in 2014
Boulder, Colorado will be the newest city in North America to host an Ironman World Championship qualifying triathlon now that Ironman Boulder has been annouced by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).
Triathlon: Ironman Boulder
When: Sunday, August 3, 2014
Where: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Divisions: Professional, Age Group
The inagural Ironman Boulder race will take place on Sunday, August 3, 2014. It will be one of seven Ironman events taking place in the month of August in 2014 and the 13th race on the Ironman calender in North America, 14 if you count the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
Athletes will swim a single 2.4-mile loop in Boulder Reservoir. After transitioning to the bike, they'll set out for a single-loop, 112-mile ride that heads north of Boulder to Carter Lake. The course will finish up over the flat and fast eastern roads outside of the Front Range. The second transition will take place at Boulder High School, just two blocks from downtown Boulder. Athletes will complete two loops, staged entirely on the Boulder Creek Trail, and finish on Pearl Street, with its vibe that's part urban energy and part mountain town.
Registration for the new Ironman Boulder triathlon will open at noon EST Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Chicago to Host ITU World Triathlon Series Events in 2014 & 2015
The International Triathlon Union has announced that Chicago will be the new U.S. host city for ITU World Triathlon Series events in 2014 and 2015. The event in 2014 will prepare the city to host the prestigious World Triathlon Series Grand Final in 2015. The event is moving from San Diego which has been the host city for the event over the last two years.
"We are thrilled to bring the championship final of our World Triathlon Series to Chicago, which has a strong history of hosting world class sporting events," ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado said. "USA Triathlon has also been active in organising several World Triathlon Series races in the last several years. We are confident their combined experience will produce an excellent World Championship event."
The 2015 event will mark the first time the United States has hosted the Grand Final elite races in nearly 20 years.
Triathlon: ITU World Triathlon Chicago
When: June 27-29, 2014
Where: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Official dates for the 2015 World Championships will be confirmed and announced as soon as possible..
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Mont-Tremblant Hosting the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship
The World Triathlon Corporation has announced that it has chosen Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada to host the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon. The championship race will take place on September 7, 2014 and marks the first time the event takes place outside of the United States. It’s also the first time a single location will host three major Ironman events; Ironman Mont-Tremblant, Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant and now the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
“The choice of Mont-Tremblant as the host venue for the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship was an obvious one given the success of the inaugural Ironman events held here in 2012,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. “We are confident that Mont-Tremblant and the province of Québec will be the ideal hosts for the first IRONMAN World Championship event to be held outside of the United States.”
Starting in 2014, the Ironman 70.3 World Championships triathlono event will take place at rotating locations across the globe.
This will be the 3rd venue to host the prestigious Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The event was fist hosted in Clearwater, Florida for 5-years and then moved to Henderson, Nevada. 2013 will be the last time the event takes place near Las Vegas before heading to it's new, temporary, one-year location in Mont-Tremblant.
Revolution3 Triathlon Adds New Pocono Mountains Event in 2014
Revolution 3 expands their 2014 race line-up with a new September 12-14 REV3 Pocono Mountains event. The weekend is nestled at the magnificent Shawnee Inn, a historic lodge established in the early 1900′s. The Shawnee Inn is entirely for Rev3 athletes and families, and T2, expo, and finish line are all on the grounds of Shawnee Inn.
"We are thrilled to expand our race series and add REV3 Pocono Mountains," said Charlie Patten, Revolution 3 President and Founder. "This is a beautiful area at this time of the year, and will truly celebrate the fall season and outdoor multisport on the East Coast."
Triathlon: REV3 Pocono Mountains
When: September 12-14, 2014
Where: Shawnee on Deleware, PA
Events: HalfRev, OlympicRev, Sprint Adventure Race, Glow 5K
"We are taking over an existing race but streamlining it to give athletes and spectators convenience so they can focus on racing and not have to worry about logistics," said Eric Opdyke, Revolution3 Race Director.
Registration for the new REV3 Pocono Mountains will open soon, so keep checking the www.rev3tri.com website for details.
Challenge Family Re-Enters Australian Market with 3 New Events
Challenge Family has announced its return to the Australian triathlon scene with three new Challenge Half events being added to their worldwide series.
Challenge Melbourne, Challenge Forster and Challenge Bateman's Bay will spearhead the Challenge Family's return to Australia. All three Challenge Half distance events will consist of a 1.9km swim, a 90km cycle and a 21.1km.
The addition of the Australian races brings the number of Challenge Family events around the world to 21.
|Triathlon: Challenge Forster
When: Sunday November 24, 2013
Where: Forster-Tuncurry, NSW, Australia
|Triathlon: Challenge Melbourne
When: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Where: Sandringham , VIC, Australia
|Triathlon: Challenge Bateman's Bay
When: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Where: Bateman's Bay, NSW, Australia
A team of seasoned triathlon industry professionals have come-together to re-launch Challenge Family in Australia, including renowned race-directors David Hansen (SuperSprint) and Mark Emerton (Elite Energy). Hansen will oversee the Challenge Melbourne event, while Emerton will deliver the Challenge Forster and Challenge Batemans Bay events in collaboration with Challenge Family.
Entries to Challenge Forster, Challenge Melbourne and Challenge Bateman's Bay are currently open to the general public at www.challenge-australia.com.au.
New York's Coney Island to Host the Brooklyn Triathlon
Triathlon: Brooklyn Triathlon
When: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Where: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Divisions: Elite, Age Group
Pacific Sports LLC, announced plans for the inaugural Brooklyn Triathlon set to take place in historic Coney Island on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
The triathlon event will feature Sprint and Olympic distance races for age group categories starting at 14 years old to 80+, as well as Clydesdale (200+ lbs.) men and Athena women (145+ lbs.). There will also be an elite amateur division, which requires a race resume be submitted to the race director.
The swim-bike-run route starts on an L-shaped course in the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island Beach and Raritan Bay, then cycles through the heart of Brooklyn, racing portions of Surf Ave, Ocean Pkwy., Neptune Ave. and Shell Rd., and finishes on the famous Riegelmann Boardwalk near the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones' MCU Park after a run through the iconic "People's Playground" of Coney Island.
Registration is currently open for the USAT Sanctioned Brooklyn Triathlon in November and is limited to 1,500 participants. Visit www.brooklyn-triathlon.com for all the details.
Belman, New Belgian Full Distance Triathlon Championship
Triathlon: Belman International Triathlon
When: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Where: Robertville , Belgium
Divisions: Age Group, Relay
Robertville, Belgium will host to a new full distance triathlon late this summer, the Belman International Triathlon. The event will also serve as the Belgian Full Distance Triathlon Championship on September 1, 2013. Robertville is on the Eastern side of Belgium, next to Germany and is about 68km from Liege and 112km from Cologne, Germany.
The triathlon event will feature the standard distances: a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and a 42.195km run. Athletes can participate individually or as a relay team composed of three athletes.
This is the only full iron distance triathlon event in the country.
Registration is currently open for the inaugural Belman International Triathlon set to take place in September. Visit www.belman.be for details.
Triathletes to Jump-off Ferry for Inaugural Escape the Cape Triathlon
Triathlon: Escape the Cape Triathlon
When: Sunday, June 2, 2013
Where: North Cape May, New Jersey
Events: International, Sprint, Aquabike
DelMoSports, Lower Township and the Delaware River and Bay Authority have announced the inaugural Escape the Cape Triathlon & Aquabike event set to take place along the Jersey Shore on June 2, 2013. The exciting twist for athletes will be the start aboard a Cape May - Lewes Ferry vessel in the Delaware Bay.
Athletes will board the ferry and journey out into the Delaware Bay where they will jump off into the waters to begin the race. The event will consist of three separate races taking place simultaneously. The Sprint Triathlon consists of a .35 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 5km run. The International Triathlon will consist of a 1 mile swim, 20 mile bike, and 5 mile run, and the International Aquabike consisting of a 1 mile swim and 20 mile bike only.
Stephen Del Monte, Founder/CEO of DelMoSports Inc. is proud to highlight Cape May County as a premier destination for endurance athletes. "Lower Township and its surrounding communities are the ideal location for an event of this caliber," said Del Monte.
Registration for the USAT, inaugural Escape the Cape Triathlon & Aquabike is now open and is expected to draw triathletes from across the region and the country as well as more than 2000 spectators. For more information visit the event website at www.escapethecape.com.
Ironman Race Returns to Japan with New Ironman Japan Event
After nearly a 3-year hiatus, Ironman racing in Asia and Japan is set to start a new chapter. The World Triathlon Corporation has annouced that Ironman Japan is set to return and settle down in a new location on Hokkaido Island in Northern Japan starting in 2013.
Triathlon: Ironman Japan
When: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Where: Toyako Onsen, Hokkaido, Japan
Divisions: Professional, Age Group
The 3.8km swim would be in Lake Toya which has been ranked one of the cleanest lakes in Japan. The 180km bike leg would contain a mix of hills, rollers and flats, taking in some world class cycling roads. After mounting the bikes competitors will do 30km flat partial loop around the Lake and then onto a sharp climb out of the lake area and into the rural Hokkaido roads that cyclists travel from all over the world for. The 42km run leg would be out and back course beside the lake, that is completely flat and mostly on the road.
Ironman Japan will be the first qualifier for the 2014 Ironman World Championships race and will have 50 age group qualifying slots for Kona. Professional athletes will be competing for a prize purse of $25,000.
Registration opens on February 15, 2013 for the inagural Ironman Japan race on Hokkaido Island, visit event website www.ironmanjapan.com for details
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