USAT Duathlon National Championships

Piedmont, South Carolina

 

Saturday, April 7, the Draft-Legal Sprint National Championship

Sunday, April 8, Non-drafting Sprint and Standard National Championships

Details on Team USA qualification for all races can be found here.

 

Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. Greenville boasts a revitalized, walkable downtown ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. With a world-class collection of museums, restaurants, and theaters to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world, Greenville, South Carolina is everything you hear and more. It’s not just any Greenville, it’s Yeah, THAT Greenville!

USAT Duathlon National Championships

Piedmont, South Carolina

 

Saturday, April 7, the Draft-Legal Sprint National Championship

Sunday, April 8, Non-drafting Sprint and Standard National Championships

Details on Team USA qualification for all races can be found here.

 

Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. Greenville boasts a revitalized, walkable downtown ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. With a world-class collection of museums, restaurants, and theaters to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world, Greenville, South Carolina is everything you hear and more. It’s not just any Greenville, it’s Yeah, THAT Greenville!

 

Event details here

Weekend Preview: Enjoy the weekend

Triathlon Events

Thursday November 9th

 

Women’s Beginner Bike Maintenance

Boulder


Sunday November 12th

 

USAT Aquabike National Championships

Miami


USAT Long Course Triathlon National Championships

Miami



Cycling Events

Thursday November 9th

 

Women’s Beginner Bike Maintenance

Boulder


Friday November 10th

 

Wish for Wheels Gala

Denver


Saturday November 11th

 

Cross of the North

Ft Collins


Zwift on Tour: Denver

Littleton


Sunday November 12th

 

Fat Fest: Fat Bike Season Kick Off

Golden


Cross of the North

Ft Collins

 

Kirsten Sass, Bill Jones Crowned Olympic-Distance Age Group National Champions

Nearly 2,000 amateur triathletes cross the finish line at Omaha’s Levi Carter Park

OMAHA, Neb. — Nearly 2,000 of the nation’s top amateur triathletes competed for national titles on Saturday at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, with Kirsten Sass and Bill Jones taking home their first-ever overall Olympic-distance national titles.

The race, which is USA Triathlon’s largest and longest-running National Championships event, featured a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run course centered around Omaha’s Levi Carter Park.

Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), the overall women’s champion, broke the tape in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 47 seconds. Sass owns several national and world titles in her age group and was last year’s overall champion in the sprint-distance race, but today earned her first-ever overall Olympic-distance national title.

“I’m really happy with my race,” Sass said. “The bike is always my strong suit — my problem is usually going too hard on the bike and killing myself on the run, but then to a certain extent, you just have to lay it all out there. I feel like I was able to balance the two pretty well today. I gave it all I had, so I’m happy with the result.”

Jacqueline Godbe (Chicago, Ill.) took second overall in 2:10:17, winning the women’s 25-29 age group in the process, and Danielle Dingman (Branson, Mo.) rounded out the overall podium in third in 2:11:47.

Jones (San Diego, Calif.) took home the overall men’s title, crossing the line with a time of 1:56:19. Racing at his first-ever Age Group Nationals, Jones also collected the men’s 30-34 crown.

Jones had to wait and see if he would hold onto his national title for about an hour and a half after he finished, as younger athletes starting in the later waves had yet to come through the finish. He would ultimately hold onto the top spot, with Ian Hoover-Grinde (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) taking second in 1:57:51 and 2016 overall champion Todd Buckingham (East Lansing, Mich.) taking third in 1:58:08.

“The bike went extremely well for me. All of my training came through, and I really felt great,” Jones said. “On the run, I had an idea of where I was overall. I had looked at previous years’ times, so I knew I was going to be in contention. But I also knew there was a lot of competition in the 29 and under age group.”

In addition to their overall podiums, Hoover-Grinde earned the men’s 17-19 age group national title and Buckingham earned the men’s 25-29 crown.

“You don’t always get to test yourself against the best in the nation,” Buckingham said. “You have to qualify for this race, so not everybody can show up like at your average local tri. Having all of these awesome athletes out here, it makes you push yourself. It brings out the best in me, and I hope that I bring out the best in them too.”

In total, 28 national champions were crowned in their respective age groups on Saturday, 10 of whom defended their titles from 2016. Defending champions included Hoover-Grinde (M17-19), Buckingham (M25-29), Sass (F35-39), Tim Hola (Highlands Ranch, Colo., M40-44), Adrienne Leblanc (Scottsdale, Ariz., F45-49), Lee Walther (Oklahoma City, Okla., M55-59), Kathryn Wiberg (West Boylston, Mass., F70-74), Elizabeth Brackett (Chicago, Ill., F75-79), William Marshall (Santa Rosa, Calif., M75-79) and Madonna Buder (Spokane, Wash., F85+).

The top 18 finishers in each age group and gender (rolling down to 25th place) earned the opportunity to represent Team USA at the 2018 ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.

“You put in all that training, and you just want to be able to race to the potential that you have in you. I feel like I did that today,” said Ryan Bickerstaff, who took home the men’s 35-39 national title. “I’ve been doing triathlons since 1990 — my ninth birthday was my first triathlon — and I represented the U.S. at Junior Worlds a few times, so to be able to do that again at Age Group Worlds will be really awesome.”

For some athletes, like men’s 50-54 champion Robert Skaggs, just making it to the start line was the biggest accomplishment of the day.

“I’ve been trying to get here for 17 years,” Skaggs (Solana Beach, Calif.), said. “I signed up multiple times and never made it because of various injuries, so this is my first Age Group Nationals since 1998. I’ve had four Achilles tendon surgeries, so this was the first year I’ve gone through a training block with no injuries. I got no sleep last night thinking about the race, just thinking, ‘I can’t believe I made it here. I can’t believe I’m really going to start.’”

For Ellen Hart (Denver, Colo.), a longtime Age Group Nationals competitor, returning to this race is an annual celebration.

“The experience was amazing, just getting to see all my friends who I maybe only see once a year,” Hart, who placed fourth for women 55-59, said. “This is one of those days I look forward to every year. When somebody asks me, ‘Why do you do this when it’s so hard and takes so much time?” It’s like, ‘This is when we get to dance on our stage. This is when we get to play a symphony together. This is when we get to show what it is that’s inside of us and put it all out there.’”

 

Original article from USAT here

Complete results here

Weekend Preview: Get Your Fix

Triathlon Events

Friday April 21st

 

2017 USAT High School Triathlon National Championships

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


2017 USAT Collegiate Club Triathlon National Championships

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


 

Saturday April 22nd

 

2017 USAT Collegiate Club Triathlon National Championships

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Team Colorado Weekly Ride

Tom Watson Park, Boulder


2017 CS Bike Swap

Colorado Springs


 

Sunday April 23rd

 

Three Creeks Half Marathon

Cherry Creek State Park



Cycling Events

Saturday April 22nd

 

Sea Otter Classic

Monterey, Ca


Clasica de Rio Grande

Johnstown


FLC Squawker Road Classic

Durango


Junior Track Clinic

Colorado Springs


2017 CS Bike Swap

Colorado Springs


 

Sunday April 23rd

 

Louisville Criterium

Louisville

 

Kick off the spring season this April at one of the fastest races in Colorado.  Louisville offers fast flowing corners, a power incline, and wide open roads to really put the hammer down!  Come shake off the rust and open up the throttle at the Louisville Criterium!

We’ll have great prizes from our sponsors, plus a lively expo to keep spectators well fed, caffeinated, and entertained!  Let’s kick off the 2017 Colorado Cycling Season in style!


BRAC Women’s Mentoring Clinic

Louisville

 

In conjunction with the Louisville Criteium.  This BRAC sponsored clinic is FREE to women of all ages and ability.  Join us to kick off the 2017 racing season with a fun and informative clinic!


GiddyUP! Film Tour

Mercury Cafe, Denver

 

This special performance will benefit the Front Rangers Cycling Club, a Metro Denver nonprofit that has been putting kids on bikes since 1993.  The FRCC have 2 important programs for youth: an outreach program in collaboration with Denver Police Department that takes disadvantaged youth on a bicycle rides and outings once a month; and a junior cycling team that meets weekly providing an opportunity for youth train and race road, mountain bike and cyclocross.


Sea Otter Classic

Monterey, Ca


Junior Track Clinic

Colorado Springs


FLC Squawker Road Classic

Durango

 

USAT Paratriathlon National Championships

Pleasant Prairie, Wi

 

The 2017 USA Paratriathlon National Championships will take place June 25 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon. National titles will be up for grabs in six sport classes (revised for 2017), and athletes will compete in a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course at Prairie Springs Park and Lake Andrea.

Find 2017 Paratriathlon National Championships qualification procedures here.

In addition to chasing national titles, athletes may also qualify for the USA Paratriathlon Development Team Program, meant designed to identify and develop athletic potential leading toward the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. More information on the USA Paratriathlon Development Team Program is available in this PDF document.

The triathlon starts and finishes in the picturesque setting of Prairie Springs Park. Lake Andrea, a sparkling 100-acre spring fed lake, will serve as the venue for the swim portion of our race. The bike course uses roads through the Village and frontage roads. The run course will take you through Prairie Springs Park, a 425-acre park that surrounds Lake Andrea.

 

Event details here

USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Championships

USA Triathlon is bringing the first-ever Ultra-Distance National Championship to Oklahoma City in 2017! The race is set to occur on Sat. Sept. 16 in conjunction with the popular Redman Triathlon at Lake Hefner, home of the 2016 ITU Long Distance World Championships.

Originally announced as being held in Sandusky, Ohio, the race had to be moved due to unforeseeable issues relating to permiting.

The 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run course (140.6 miles) features a multi-loop swim parallel to the shore. The bike course is fast with rolling hills, followed by a closed, flat run course. Athletes will have the opportunity to race for national titles against the top ultra-distance triathletes in the country

*No qualification is necessary to compete in this event.*

Click here for more information and to register today!

Distances: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run

Eligible Age Groups and Awards

There is not currently an ITU Ultra-Distance World Championship. However, it is the policy of USA Triathlon to provide awards only for those age groups which qualify for this level of competition. Age groups will begin with 17-19 and continue in 5-year increments through 80-84. The minimum ages to compete are based on the ITU Competition Rules (appendix A, page 75).

  • For the 2017 USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Championship, athletes must be 17 by December 31st, 2017.

Please note that this event may have additional categories other than what is listed here. USA Triathlon will only provide National Championship awards for the listed age groups. If you are wishing to compete at this event, but do not meet the minimum age requirement, we encourage you to participate in one of our youth events. For a chart of recommended distances for youth multisport athletes, please click here.

Note: This event may allow athletes under 17 to participate. In coordination with ITU rules, they will not be eligible for USA Triathlon National Championship awards.

2017 Duathlon National Championships

USA Triathlon is pleased to call Bend, Oregon home of the 2017 Duathlon National Championships for the second consecutive year.

New for 2017, USA Triathlon will offer three races in Bend. On Saturday, June 17, there will be non-drafting sprint and standard-distance races. On Sunday, June 18, there will be a draft-legal sprint. Details on Team USA qualification can be found here.

Whether you are looking for the opportunity to compete to be a national champion or simply participate in the most competitive duathlon in the U.S., this race is for you. The City of Bend boasts the nickname of “the outdoor playground of the West” for its endless options of trail running, cycling, hiking and more. With Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade Mountain Range nearby, the cosmopolitan mountain town has become an international mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and people in search of healthy, active vacation destinations.

 Team USA Qualification

Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 ITU Multisport Festival in Odense, Denmark (formerly referred to as the ITU World Championships) through the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships.

Athletes may race in all 3 events in Bend. Both the Non-Drafting and Draft-Legal Sprint-Distance events in Bend will qualify for the 2018 Draft-Legal Sprint World Championship.

Athletes must claim their spots at their respective awards ceremonies. Visit this page to learn more on qualification for Standard and Sprint distances.

2017 Collegiate Club Triathlon National Championships

USA Triathlon is excited to return to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the Collegiate Club and High School National Championships in 2017. USA Triathlon was last in Tuscaloosa for Collegiate Nationals in 2011 and 2012 as well as for Age Group Nationals in 2009 and 2010. High School Nationals (non-drafting) and the Collegiate Club Draft-Legal Championships will occur on Friday, April 21. The Collegiate Olympic-Distance and Mixed-Team Relay races will occur on Saturday, April 22.

Event Dates: April 21-22, 2017
Entry Fees:
Draft-Legal: $65
Olympic-Distance: $120
Mixed-Team Relay: $30
High School Non-Draft-Legal: $50

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Lodging Information: Click Here
Registration Closes April 14 at 11:59 p.m. MT
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2017 High School Triathlon National Championships

The 2017 USA Triathlon High School National Championships will be hosted in conjunction with the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships on April 21, 2017 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Distance: Non-draft Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run

Racing Age: Age as of 12/31/2017

Registration Fee: $50

Capacity: Registration will be capped at 300 athletes.

Qualification

  • USA Triathlon Annual Membership
  • Proof of High School program enrollment
    • Options for Proof of Attendance (choose one):
      • School ID, report card, other form of identification verified by high school.
      • Eligibility Form
  • Encouraged, but not required: Results of at least one USA Triathlon Sanctioned race of sprint distance or longer within the past 12 months from the date of the USA Triathlon High School National Championships.  Please submit these race results to highschool@usatriathlon.org one week prior to the High School National Championships.

Important Registration Information

  • There is no transfer or deferment of entries from one year to the next
  • There are no refunds
  • Athletes MUST be annual USA Triathlon members to race

To be eligible for awards you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a U.S. national – someone who has resided in the U.S. for three years.