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Whistler X Triathlon Awarded Canadian 2021 ITU CrossTRI World Champs Qualification Event


Whistler Triathlon Club Announces 2020 Whistler X Triathlon – A World Championship Qualifying Event

Today, under the majestic backdrop of Whistler and surrounding mountains, Whistler Triathlon Club is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Whistler X Triathlon. The 2020 Whistler X Triathlon will be held on June 14, 2020.

“Having an off-road race in Whistler, it’s a must because Whistler is everything about off-road triathlon. It’s made for Whistler,”

Karsten Madsen, professional off-road triathlete

2020 Race Event

Lost Lake Park, central and accessible from Whistler Village, will be the location again for the 2020 event. Lost Lake is a small, reasonably warm body of water filled with fresh and clean mountain spring water. The mountain bike trails within the park, known as the Zappa Trails, are technical and fun and provide a demonstration of the world-renowned mountain trail system in Whistler. And the run portion climbs participants to spectacular views overlooking glacier-fed Green Lake, as well as Sproatt and Rainbow Mountains. Whistler is built as a destination tourism location, playing host to numerous local, national and international events yearly. For more information, www.whistler.com.

Photo – Whistler X Tri

2021 ITU World Championship Qualifying Event

In addition, the Whistler X Triathlon will be an International Triathlon Union, Triathlon Canada World Championship qualifying event.

Age group athletes from across Canada will have the opportunity to earn the right to represent the Maple Leaf in Cross Triathlon. Triathlon Canada’s Age-Group World Championship Teams consist of top performing athletes who earn a spot at provincial qualification race, going on to represent Canada on the world stage at the 2021 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships. Team members have the unique opportunity to proudly represent their country, participate in a unique team environment and celebrate their sport within the global multisport community.

“In a world where participation in a World Championship is, more often than not, limited to elite athletes, the opportunity for Age Group athletes to represent a Nation at a major World Championship is unique, said Allan Prazsky, Executive Director of Triathlon BC, “it’s phenomenal what these athletes do, we need to celebrate these committed individuals pursuing excellence across every age category.”

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Whistler Triathlon Club is a non-profit organization based in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. It is focused on the support and promotion of triathlon and is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. For more information, www.whistlertriclub.com.

Triathlon BC is the provincial multisport governing body, dedicated to providing safe, inclusive opportunities to participate and compete throughout BC. For more information on Age Group World Qualifying opportunities, https://www.tribc.org/…/bc-hosts-full-spectrum-of-age-grou…/.


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Jimmy Archer

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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