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How to Qualify for the 2014 ITU World Championships in Weihai, China

May 29, 2013

Triathlon Canada 300wOne of the exciting possibilities at Subaru EPIC Dartmouth 2013 is qualifying to represent Canada on Team Canada at the 2014 ITU World Championships in Weihai, China (and we anticipate/hope that our 2014 race will have the World’s spots for the 2015 ITU Worlds in Motala, Sweden – watch for an announcement this Fall)

The competition distance for these World’s Qualifying Spots will be: 3.8k swim, 180k bike, and a 21.1k run (our EPIC distance), and the Age Groups are in 5 year increments, with the exception of the 18-19 year age group (20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc…).

New for this year, ALL competitors at both the EPIC and IRON distances will be in contention for these Team Canada slots, as our timing mats will be set up so the mid-point of the IRON distance run will be exactly the EPIC distance, so all entered athletes will be ranked on their 3.8k/ 180k/ 21.1k times for the purpose of Team Canada selection.

Please note that since these World’s Qualifying Spots are for a competition in 2014, your Age Group to qualify for Team Canada 2014 will be based your age as of Dec 31st 2014, and may be different than the Age Group you are competing in for Subaru EPIC Dartmouth 2013.

If you complete Subaru EPIC Dartmouth with a top finish in the Worlds Qualifying Spots rankings, go to www.triathloncanada.com and register for your spot on the 2013 team by completing the on-line registration (see registration time lines on the Triathlon Canada website) .

If you didn’t win the Qualifying Spot for your Age Group, there is still a possibility you can get a spot on the team through the “Roll-Down” process.   Register on-line with Triathlon Canada to let them know you are interested in being part of the 2014 Age Group Triathlon World Championship Team in Weihai, China. If the spot you’re vying for does not get “claimed” – the spot is offered to next highest finishing athlete who has requested a spot on the team.

Just for clarity, ITU World’s Qualifying Spots can only be earned by residents of the country where the Qualifying Spots are awarded, so you must be Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant, and a full member in good standing of your Provincial Triathlon Association prior to the Subaru EPIC Dartmouth on June 30th (if not, you can buy an annual Triathlon Nova Scotia membership at race kit pick-up).

Here is the Triathlon Canada’s guide:  “How to Qualify for World Events 2014”

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