Friday, August 17, 2012


Congratulations!! In one year’s time, you will be representing Canada at the 2013 ITU World Duathlon Championships!

The EMAIL I've been waiting six years for is finally in my inbox!  Now, not to be coy, but I've received many of these, six in fact, but this one is special.  Since hitting the wall in 2006, I stepped back from racing, but I've always missed it.  Now that we're becoming friends again, it's super exciting, like it's the first time!  Even though I'm not trying to get my pro card, or racing U23, opening this email made me feel like a kid again :)

Dear  Samuel,

Congratulations!! In one year’s time, you will be representing Canada at the 2013 ITU World Duathlon Championships!
Joined by the best duathletes in Canada, you will be racing against the top age group duathletes from around the world.  The ITU World Championships is not just about the competition, it’s also about the atmosphere and new friendships you will forge.  
To give you a better idea of what’s to come and answer whatever questions you may have, Triathlon Canada has developed an Age Group Athletes’ Guidebook to help! You can download a copy of the guidebook HERE.

Or, you can also visit the Age Group Teams section on our website –  Under the World Championship Teams, each team has a dedicated page that is updated throughout the year as more details are released.

All communication regarding the World Championships, including team uniforms, travel, accommodation, and competition updates will be sent via email. Please ensure you set your email options to allow emails from us to come through and not filtered directly as “junk email”.

Team Uniforms – you will have an opportunity to confirm and correct your sizes prior to production and delivery.
You can expect your first team communication in late November/early December  – Triathlon Canada is currently prepping the 2012 teams for World Championships.

This next year will go by quickly so keep up the training and check your emails!

Congratulations on all your hard work,

Joyce Chiang
Age Group Teams

Official Announcement of Ottawa Hosting the 2013 World Duathlon Age Group Championships
Aug 10 - 11, 2013

International Triathlon Union 2013 Duathlon World Championship Event Listing (missing lots of info)

(Photo Copyright Triathlon Canada - Team Canada - 2008)

Check out the Scott Foil I raced on to qualify for the 2013 World Championships and a couple race photos here.

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