2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships Update

2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
USA Triathlon, May 27, 2010

The 2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships will be hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 5, 2011. The event has been awarded to Lowery’s Multi-Sport Races, owned and operated by Frank and Meghann Lowery of Henderson, Nevada. The Lowery’s also own and operate the Nevada Silverman Triathlon. The ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships will take place on the Silverman course. This is your chance to be part of Team USA!

Perth, Australia hosted the 2009 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, a year after Almere, Holland staged the event. The last time the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships were held in the United States was in 1996 in Muncie, Ind.

“We are thrilled to have the ITU Long Distance World Championships on American soil,” said Jeff Dyrek, USA Triathlon’s National Events director. “Henderson & Las Vegas will provide athletes with a great event and world class entertainment.”

The 2010 TriSports.com Halfmax Championship will be the sole qualifying event for the 2011 World Championships.The top 20 in each age group will qualify for the 2011 World Long Course Championship in Southern Nevada. Review the qualifying guidelines at www.halfmaxchampionship.com.  The standards may be revised and updated throughout the year. Athletes must earn a qualifying slot in the 2010 Halfmax Championship to be eligible to compete for Team USA and ultimately race in the 2011 ITU World Long Course Championship. There are several ways to qualify to be a part of history and race at this event.

OPTION ONE –
You can qualify at one of the selected Qualifying Events (see below). The top 33% in each age or weight division at these events will qualify an athlete for their choice of the 2010 or 2011 Halfmax Championships. You can also qualify at one of the Super Qualifiers (see below). The top 45% at The Redman Triathlon, The Pumpkinman Triathlon, and the Halfmax Championship will qualify an athlete for their choice of the 2010 or 2011 Halfmax.

OPTION TWO –
Finishing under the established time standards is the only way to qualify at events outside of the qualifying network. Only USA Triathlon sanctioned half iron-distance or full iron-distance events are eligible for time qualification. For more information on this please visit www.halfmaxchampionship.com.

Qualifying Events:
Rage Triathlon – Nevada (April 2010)
Kinetic Triathlon – Virginia (May 2010)
White Lake Triathlon (1 & 2) – North Carolina (May 2010)
Coliseum Triathlon – Georgia (June 2010)
Deuce Man Triathlon – Arizona (June 2010)
Fresh Ideas Quarter Max Triathlon (June 2010)
Chelanman Multi-Sport Weekend Triathlon – Washington (July 2010)
Patriots Triathlon – Virginia (September 2010)
Harvest Moon Triathlon – Colorado (September 2010)
Grand Columbian Triathlon – Colorado (September 2010)
Atomic Man Triathlon – Tennessee (September 2010)
Nevada Silverman Triathlon – Nevada (November 2010)

Superqualifier Events:
Redman Triathlon – Oklahoma (September 2010)
Pumpkin Man Triathlon – Nevada (October 2010)
Trisports HalfMax Championships – South Carolina (October 2010)

For more information please visit www.halfmaxchampionship.com.

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