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ITU Launches China Winter Triathlon World Cup


ITU is proud to announce that the first-ever Winter Triathlon World Cup will be held in the Chinese resort of Harbin on the 4th of January. Winter triathlon involves a run, mountain bike and cross country ski all on snow. Course distances are set to achieve a winning time of around 80-90 minutes.

Winter triathlon is one of the newest additions to the ITU calendar, and it was in Italy, back in 1997, where the first-ever World Championship of the discipline was held. In 2020, the Italian ski resort of Asiago will host the World Championships in February, while Romania will host the European Championships.


The “Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival” is one of the four largest ice and snow festivals in the world

The Harbin Winter Triathlon World Cup, organised by the Chinese Federation, will offer travel subsidy for 2 athletes and 1 coach from 10 countries around the world. ITU will be in contact with the potential countries to receive such grant.

ITU is found at triathlon.org


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Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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