COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - With some of the nation's top multisport athletes in the field, USA Triathlon's Elite Duathlon National Championship will be held Saturday in Pelham, Ala., in conjunction with the Powerman Alabama Multisport Weekend at Oak Mountain State Park.
The elite national titles will be decided over a 10-kilometer run, 40-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course with an 8 a.m. Central start time.
Among the elite athletes slated to compete for the $10,000 prize purse are 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Duathlon National Championship title winners Nicole LaSelle (Dayton, Ohio) and Matthew Russell (Scottsdale, Ariz.), who went on to place ninth and fifth, respectively, at 2011 Duathlon Worlds. In all, eight of the 10 elite U.S. athletes that competed at the 2011 ITU World Duathlon Championships are on the start list for 2012 nationals.
In addition to Elite Duathlon Nationals, the Powerman Alabama Multisport Weekend also features the PowerKids Duathlon on Saturday and the Powerman Alabama Duathlon and Double Oak Duathlon on Sunday.
Photo Credit: 2011 champion Matthew Russell (David Sanders)