COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Registration for USA Triathlon's 2012 Duathlon National Championship, opens Thursday. The nation's top run-bike-run event will be held April 28, 2012, in Tucson/Oro Valley, Ariz.
Contested in Tucson/Oro Valley for the second straight year, Duathlon Nationals features standard-distance (5k run, 35k bike, 5k run) and sprint-distance (2.5k run, 17k bike, 2.5k run) events.
"Following a very successful event last year, USA Triathlon is excited to return to Tucson/Oro Valley for 2012 Duathlon Nationals," said USA Triathlon National Events Director Jeff Dyrek. "By offering two different race distances next year, more athletes will be able to enjoy competing for national titles on what is a scenic and challenging course."
Team USA spots for the 2012 International Triathlon Union Short Course Duathlon World Championships in Nancy, France, on Sept. 22-23, 2012, will be on the line in the sprint- and standard-distance races. The top 18 finishers in each age group (rolling down to 25th place) will earn the chance to represent the United States on the world stage.
Additionally, the sprint-distance event features an open division, geared toward first-time duathletes. Competitors in the open wave will race against other first-time athletes and will not be eligible for national titles or Team USA slots.
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