2014 Duathlon World Championships Going Back to Spain

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The International Triathlon Union (ITU)
today announced Pontevedra, Spain has been
named as the host city for the 2014 ITU
Duathlon World Championships. It will mark
the third time ITU’s premier Duathlon race,
which consists of a 10km run, 40km bike and
5km run, will be held in Spain. The northern
city of Gijon hosted the championships in
2011. The announcement comes on the heels of
Pontevedra’s seamless organization of the
2011 ETU European Triathlon Championships.

“ITU is thrilled about the return of the
Duathlon World Championships to Spain. The
local organising committee in Pontevedra has
proven successful with their experience
hosting past events. We look forward to
another exciting event in the Galician city,”
said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC

In further preparation for the coveted
championships, the western coastal city will
host the 2013 Spanish National Duathlon
Championships, which will include Under23,
age-group, and Paraduathlon races. In 2014,
the Under23, junior, mixed relay, and
Paraduathlon will take place as part of the
ITU Duathlon World Championships.
Additionally, thousands of age-group athletes
from around the world will contest sprint and
standard distance world championship races in

Event organizers have proposed a 4-lap
10km run, followed by a 6-lap 40km bike, and
ending with a 2-lap 5km course for the elite
and Under23 races at the 2014 World

The 2012 ITU Duathlon World Championships
will be decided in Nancy, France from 22-23
September, with the World Games in Cali,
Colombia doubling as the ITU Duathlon World
Championships in July 2013 for elites. The
2013 ITU Age-Group Duathlon World
Championships will be held in Ottawa, Canada
in August 2013.


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