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Linde-Elmhurst Takes Lead While Young Locks Up Series Early

– New Youth Club Championships to be last stop in 12-13 Division –

August 17, 2016 – The Orillia KOS race this past Saturday was the fourth of five stops on the 2016 Triathlon Ontario Youth Cup Series for 12 and 13 year olds. The rain stopped just long enough to allow the Youth Cup race to take place.

In the girls race, Nadiya Linde-Elmhurst made it three in a row as she took the victory and sits atop of the standings with 75 points from three races. Linde-Elmhurst currently has a nine point lead over the next two competitors, Hannah Fraser and Sarah Gillis who both sit at 66 points. The Series final standings will come down to the final race in this best four of five results, being hosted by the Recharge with Milk MultiSport Canada Lakeside KOS – also serving as the first ever Youth Club Championships in September.

On the boys side, Ian Young also made it three in a row in the Series. With Young’s second place in the Series opener he now has locked up the Cup Series victory with one race left to go. His name will be engraved on the trophy like his older sister Emma’s was last year. Congratulations Ian, well done!

For the latest Series standing updates, please see our website.

14-15 Division

The third of four stops in the 14-15 Division will take place at Triathlon Ontario’s signature race, the Draft Legal Provincial Championships on August 27th, at the International Flatwater Centre in Welland, Ontario. For those that have yet to register, please note registration closes on Thursday August 25th at 6 pm.

New Addition to the Triathlon Ontario Family

We are all proud to welcome the newest member of the Triathlon Ontario family, the Youth Club Championship trophy of course!

The newest crystal cup will be up for grabs at the Recharge with Milk MultiSport Canada Lakeside KOS – also serving as the first ever Youth Club Championships in September.

Who will be the first club to make history?!?

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit www.TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Lambert and Dalbec Win Gold at Ontario Summer Games

– Kubas, Lambert, Kealey, Brennan Take Mixed Relay Gold –

August 15, 2016 – Fantastic performances out-shined the extraordinarily humid conditions this past weekend in Mississauga at the 2016 Ontario Summer Games. Nicholas Lambert, and Cassandra Dalbec took gold in the individual race on Friday while the team of Ella Kubas, Nicholas Lambert, Saoirse Kealey and Keven Brennan won gold on Saturday in the Mixed Relay event.

Individual Race Review
The field of 24 boys started the morning off on Friday. Lake Ontario was 23 degrees for the non-wetsuit 600m swim. Heading out of the water and onto the bike a group consisting of Lambert, Tristen Jones, Justin De Jong and Sasha Menegotto were all within a few seconds of each other. Lambert, Jones and De Jong were able to put some space between them and the rest of the field over the 15 km (3 5km loops) bike course. Once on the 4 km run course Lambert was able to pull away from the other two and win gold with a 1:25 min margin. Jones and De Jong won silver and bronze respectively.

Three minutes later 24 girls lined up on the beach to take their turn. Cassandra Dalbec and Haley Sturrock came out of the water neck and neck after a fast swim, about 25 seconds on the rest of the field. Dalbec came back into T2 followed by Sturrock a few seconds behind. Not too far behind those two were hard charging Teagan Shapansky and Ella Kubas. Shapansky and Kubas had the fastest run splits but ran out of real estate in their efforts to catch Dalbec who took gold, 12 second over Shapansky (silver) and 32 seconds over Kubas (bronze).

Mixed Relay Review
The athletes returned the next morning to compete in the newest Games medal sport, the Mixed Relay. The Relay comprised 12 teams of two females and two males, each completing a 300m swim, 5 km bike, 2 km run before tagging the next teammate. The teams were evenly matched.

Looking to turn her previous day’s bronze into a gold, Ella Kubas put down one of the fastest opening splits among the 12 first leg females. She then tagged her teammate Nicholas Lambert who was looking for his second gold of the Games. Lambert didn’t disappoint by also having the fastest split amongst the males. It was then up to the second half of the team to hold on while the others chased hard. Team spirit was on full display as the athletes were cheering and supporting their teammates. The crowd was on the edge of their seats as they waited for the athletes to come down the finishing chute. When the athletes first emerged there were three in sight with about 250m to go. Keven Brennan was in the lead and holding strong while Bridger Hunt was trying to make up the final ground and Jack Rath trying to do the same behind Hunt. As they made the sprint home it was Brennan holding off the others to help his team take gold by 12 seconds with Hunt in second and Rath just 3 seconds behind in third.

The Silver medal winning team consisted of:
Emma Young
Max Schindler
Tara Black
Bridger Hunt

The Bronze medal winning team consisted of:
Amber Patten
Brayden Scholey
Anna Liebenberg
Jack Rath

Congratulations to all on a fantastic effort!

The Ontario Summer Games is a bi-annual competition put on by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Sport & Culture. Triathlon Ontario made a number of changes to the format of the Games and qualification in 2015 to ensure the Games better aligned with its High Performance pathway and its Provincial Development Program. Those changes included making the Individual race and the Mixed Relay race draft legal, changing the Mixed Relay from a demonstration sport to a full medal sport, and doing away with geographical restrictions during the qualification process-thereby ensuring the best athletes qualify.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit www.TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Ottawa Makes History with First Age Group Draft Legal Triathlon

– New style of racing wins over participants –

July 26, 2016 – Not only were the temperatures sizzling hot in Ottawa this weekend, but so was the racing. The Ottawa Triathlon was National Championships for Age Group Standard and Sprint triathlon, Elite and U23, Junior and Para. It also hosted a draft legal youth event, Kids of Steel and a Mixed Relay event.

There were many exciting races but for Age Groupers the most anticipated was the Sprint Distance race. This was the first triathlon in Canada that offered a draft legal race since the recent ITU rule changes for qualifying and world championship events.

Draft legal racing has been until now, almost completely foreign to most Age Groupers and with the unknown, often comes hesitancy and misconceptions. Triathlon Ontario was on the ground at race sight taking in all the action and is happy to report the Age Group drafting was a smash hit for both the participants and the spectators. Some of the more notable observations were as follows:

Safer
-There were almost no bunching up or bottle necking at the dismount line commonly found in non-drafting racing. When riding in a pack athletes were more aware of who was around them as they approached the dismount line and were vocal and communicative.
-No reported crashes on the race course.
-With the absence of aero bars and using more agile road bikes versus TT bikes, athletes demonstrated more control and were better riders.

Faster
-For those that did work together and ride in a pack, they were able to maintain a higher average speed than being on their own
-Packs also saved energy and legs, resulting in faster run splits for some.
-Faster swimmers were rewarded more for coming out of the water ahead of others.
-Also leveled the financial playing field for some, skill out dueled high-end equipment.

More Fun
-Athletes were more mentally engaged in the race and more aware of their surroundings. It was rare to see someone just put their head down and zone out like a typical non-drafting race.
-There were never so many smiles and chatter during the middle of a competitive Age Group race. A lot of camaraderie and good will was formed between complete strangers. It wasn’t uncommon to hear a lot of “thank yous” and “great work guys” as the athletes dismounted. Many people sought each other out after the finish to shake hands and said great work.

Congratulations to all of those pioneers that raced this past weekend in the Sprint race. If you loved the experience and have a taste for draft legal triathlon or missed the chance and want to try it, you can! There are spots left for Triathlon Ontario’s Draft Legal Provincial Championships on August 27th at the International Flatwater Centre in Welland. Please see our race page for more information

Register Here

Other Weekend Highlights

Largest Junior Field in History

Never before has a Junior National Championship, or any junior race for that matter, sold out in Canada. That was the case on Saturday when 77 men lined up on the Dow’s Lake dock. Congrats to Oliver Blecher who took silver , Liam Donnelly (7th), Aaron De Jong (10th) Jacob Jamnicky (14th) and Dylan Pust (15th).

Not to be outdone, over 60 women lined up for their junior race. Congratulations to Madeleine Kennedy, top Ontario result in 7th. Also, wishing a speedy recovery to Ontario’s Allison Gibb, Cassandra Dalbec and Elise Bolger who were involved in crashes.

Joanna Brown New National Champion

High Performance Centre Guelph’s Joanna Brown battled fellow Guelph training partner Dominika Jamnicky for our national title in a thrilling race under the hot sun. Congrats Joanna and Domi!

On the men’s side HPC Guelph’s Taylor Forbes used a stellar run to capture bronze in the National title race. Great job Taylor!

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Three-peat for LPC in Division I While Fighting Koalas Repeat as Division II Camps

– 32 clubs and new record of 349 members help Guelph Lake I event participation grow 33% over last year –

June 30, 2016Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced today the winners of the Division I and Division II Provincial Club Championships held June 18 & 19 at Subaru Series’s Guelph Lake I.

Triathlon Ontario sanctioned club members came out in droves two weekends ago to show their club spirit which helped grow the event participation by 439 athletes or 33% versus last year’s event at Guelph.

In total, a new Club Championship record of 349 athletes scored points for their 32 respective clubs over the weekend, an increase of 172 athletes or 97% versus last year and and increase of seven clubs or 28% versus last year in Wasaga Beach.

Division I
The LPC Triathlon Club (2,460 points) successfully defended its title to make it three-for-three since the Club Championships were revamped three seasons ago. They held off their not-so-bitter rivals, the Toronto Triathlon Club (1,800 points) and London’s Balance Point Triathlon Club (840 points) to take the Club Championship title on their home soil.

Division II
Fighting Koalas Triathlon Club of Waterdown (1,210 points) lived up to their name and held off the hard charging C3 Triathlon Club (810 points) out of Caledon to claim their second straight Division II Club Championship title. In third place was a tie, hometown Guelph Triathlon Club and newcomer Nipissing Triathlon Club, both earned 590 points.

In an earlier announcement today it was erroneously declared that C3 were the winners due to the use of an incorrect total for the Fighting Koalas. Triathlon Ontario apologies to both C3 and Fighting Koalas for this mistake and any inconvenience the error caused.

The winners of each Division will receive a first place prize of $500 plus have their names etched on the “Crystal Cup” Club Championship trophy. Second place clubs will receive $300 in prize money and third place clubs will receive $200 (split between the two tied clubs).

Congratulations to all those who took part to make the 2016 Club Championships a massive success.

For full results and competition rules please click here.

Don’t forget, the inaugural Youth Club Championship will take place on September 10th at the Recharge with Milk MultiSport Canada Lakeside event, which also serves as the final stop on the Triathlon Ontario Youth Cup Series. Club members from any sanctioned club can compete in the 12-13 and 14-15 age categories to score points for their club.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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MSC Rose City Long Course Hosts First of Four Stops on This Season's Long Course Series

June 29, 2016 – It was a beautiful day and a beautiful venue in Welland on Sunday at the International Flatwater Centre. The Recharge with Milk MultiSport Canada Rose City Long Course Triathlon was the host of the 2016 edition of the Triathlon Ontario Long Course Series. Nearly 150 members earned points towards their Series rankings on the day.  The ideal weather and great setting for the first stop in this year’s four-stop Triathlon Ontario Long Course Series helped contribute to a fantastic turnout for both racers and supporters.

The Long Course Series consists of two male and female divisions, one for Age Groupers (under 40) and a Masters Division (40+). Athletes must be Triathlon Ontario members to be included in the Series standings and points are awarded for finishing position in the top 20 in each age group. Athletes can do as many or as little of the four events but only the best two results count in the Series total.

Extra points are available for certain events based on Provincial Championships or depth of field/participation.

To find out more about the competition and see the updated Series standings, please click here.

The next stop on the Series is the Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka on July 10th. Its worth 1.25x the points. Interested in participating but not a member yet? No problem, just join here and if you raced in Welland let us know, we’ll add you to the standings.

Congrats to Angela Quick on the Win!

A very special congratulations to Triathlon Ontario’s very own Angela Quick for winning the women’s Rose City Long Course race.

Angela is working with us this season as an Ambassador helping to make everyone’s experience at various events that much better while providing live Tweeting during the race action. She’s doing a great job and we are happy to have her! Congrats again!

Draft Legal Provincial Championships Reminder

If you liked the venue this past weekend and are looking for a new challenge, why not register for our Draft Legal Provincial Championship at the International Flatwater Centre August 27th. Our race course will be slightly different but very spectator friendly for each of the three disciplines. We have added a new Age Group wave, capped at 50 entrants for both men and women. This capped entry is open to any member 16 and over and no draft certification is necessary. Check out our event page for more details and the certain rules around the draft legal event.

This event is ideal for anyone that will have raced the spectacular Ottawa Nationals race in July, anyone who may have qualified for the 2017 World Championships or those who think they are fast and want to try a new format of racing against the best Age Groupers in the Province, regardless of age. There are still a few spots left.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Cup Series Gets Off to a Blistering Start in Hot and Humid Belle River

June 28, 2016 – Belle River played host to the first stop on Triathlon Ontario’s 2016 Cup Series edition. Nearly 90 athletes took to the starting line on a typical Windsor/Essex County summer day – hot and humid. Stronger swimmers had an advantage with it being a non-wetsuit swim as water temperatures above 20 degrees in Lake St. Clair and Belle River.

Elite/U23
Men
Reigning National Champion, Provincial Team graduate and current High Performance Centre Guelph athlete Taylor Forbes used the first stop as a tune up race as he prepares for the upcoming U23 North American Championships. Forbes looked strong from the start and was leading or in the lead pack for the entire race to take the win in comfortable fashion.

Coming in second was Ontario’s favourite New Brunswick import and fellow HPC Guelph athlete, Reid Burrows. Rounding out the podium was hometown hero and Provincial Team athlete, Garrick Loewen.

Women
On the women’s side, the three podium finishers made the best of a small field to score early important points in the Series. Ottawa’s Abby Miller crossed the line in first with Provincial Team athletes Samantha Klus and Danae Morris coming second and third respectively.

Next up for the Elite/U23 Cup Series is the Toronto Triathlon Festival on July 10th.

Series standings can be found here.

Junior
Men
In the Junior Series, it was a Provincial Team podium sweep as Dylan Pust led the way by putting in a strong all around performance to capture the win while Liam Donnelly used a fast bike/run leg for a come from behind second place finish. Rounding out the podium in third was Aaron De Jong.

Women
It was a dominating performance by Elise Bolger, Provincial Team member and carded athlete. Bolger built a large lead out of the water which then turned into a solo 20km bike leg and 5km run. Provincial Teammate Meagan Adams came in second while first year Junior Cassandra Dalbec got her first Provincial podium finish.

Next up for the Junior Cup Series is the Toronto Triathlon Festival on July 10th.

Series standings can be found here.

Youth
14-15 Boys
Matthew Cottam took the first stop win by 16 seconds over second place Jack Rath. Sasha Menegotto rounded out the podium by taking third place.

14-15 Girls
Isabella Mastroianni won the Series in commanding fashion by nearly a minute. Taking second place was Emma Young and while Emma Lazenby finished third on the day.

12-13 Boys
It was a close battle but Jacob Chant edged out Ian Young by 8 seconds to take the first win in the Series in the 12-13 year old boys category. Alex Lambert claimed the bronze medal.

12-13 Girls
Genevieve Sasseville made a splash by recording the fastest swim split for both male and female racers in the 12-13 category. Sasseville turned the speedy swim into a comfortable win. Taking second place was Sarah Gillis while Zoey Papadakos took third.

Next stop for both age divisions will be the Ottawa Triathlon July 23/24.

Series standings can be found here.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit Triathlon Ontario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Triathlon Ontario Announces Venues for 2016 Beginner Clinics

– Clinics open to everyone and free of charge-

May 6, 2015Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced, in partnership with race directors and coaches, the 2016 venues for its series of free beginner clinics at various race sites throughout the season. These clinics are generally 30-60 minutes in length and are open to anyone who may be taking part in their first event or for those interested in seeing what triathlon is all about.

The clinics will generally cover topics like what to expect during your first race, what its like to swim in open water with other people, how to get into your wetsuit, how to set up transition, course overviews etc. Each clinic will differ slightly depending on venue and coach but all will help new or potential athletes to overcome any anxieties typically experienced when competing in an event for the first time.

No preregistration is required.

For more information about the clinics please email the specific coach for which clinic you may be interested in.

Specific events and coach details are as follows:

woodstock MultiSport Canada Woodstock

Friday June 10th, 6:30 pm

Location: Race site

Hosted by coach Chris Pickering from Transition Myself Training

Contact: [email protected]

welland-rose-final-web MultiSport Canada Rose City Triathlon

Friday June 24th, 6:30 pm

Location: Race site

Hosted by coach Chris Pickering from Transition Myself Training

Contact: [email protected]

TTF LOGO Toronto Triathlon Festival

Saturday July 9th, 11:00am

Location: Ontario Place, Parking Lot 1 (or the TTF Transition Zone)

Hosted by Tara Postnikoff from the Toronto Triathlon Club

Registered participants can stick around after to take advantage of the TTF Swim Course Familiarization starting at noon. For those not taking part in the Swim Course Familiarization, Tara will lead you on a short group run on the TTF course.

Contact: [email protected]

ig Subaru Iron Girl

Saturday August 6th, 1:30pm

Location: Iron Girl Expo, Nelles Beach Park

Hosted by Lisa Bentley from LBT Triathlon Team

Contact: [email protected]

 

Please note, depending on the site, park entry fees may apply.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Online Store Opens for Two Weeks, Selling Unique Ontario "Yours to Discover" Trisuits and Cycling Kits

– Represent your province with pride at your next race or training ride –

April 6, 2016Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced the opening of a temporary online store to sell its unique line of customized “Yours to Discover” trisuits and cycling clothing. The store is live and will close April 20th at midnight.

Champion Systems, the official Team uniform supplier, has created ITU compliant trisuits including one piece and two piece suits, as well as a female swim suit option. All trisuits come with the last name customization and the ability to add a club logo. The cycling products consist of a top, matching bib shorts and a matching fleece.

The racing suits are ideal for any athlete whether in need of an ITU approved suit, wanting to represent Ontario and their club or just want to look good while putting out a PB! The cycling kit is another opportunity to show your provincial pride while on the bike.

To shop please click here.

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                     Cycling Bib Shorts                                Women’s Swim/Trisuits

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               Cycling Long Sleave Fleece                              Two Piece Tri Top

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               Two Piece Tri Bottom

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About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Two Day Draft Clinic and Certification Available for Youths/Juniors

April 5, 2016Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced it will be running a two day drafting certification course targeted for youth and juniors (12-19) on May 13/14, 2016. The course will consist of two days of skill development, followed by a certification test at the end of day two and will be located at the Milton GO Station parking lot.

This course is essential for any athlete interested in racing in any draft legal races including the Youth and Junior Cups, Ontario Summer Games or any National Youth/Junior event as well as Triathlon Ontario’s signature event, the Draft Legal Provincial Championships.

Registration

The cost of the course is $60 and includes complementary Infinit Nutrition Jet Fuel as well as a Triathlon Ontario water bottle. Participants must attend both days if they want to take the draft certification test.

For those that cannot attend this weekend and want to get draft certified, LPC Triathlon Club will be hosting a draft legal certification course in Guelph on May 28, 2016. Details can be found here.

Age Group Drafting Clinics

For those Age Groupers that are interested in developing their drafting skills or planning to participate in World Championships, Nationals or Triathlon Ontario’s Draft Legal Provincial Championships, there are drafting clinic opportunities in Ottawa and Toronto.

The Bytown Storm, of Ottawa, will be hosting two drafting clinics. Session 1 will take place on May 1st and Session 2 will take place on May 15th.

The Toronto Triathlon Club, in partnership with NRG Performance Training, is running a Novice and Intermediate “Learn to Draft” clinic on Sunday May 15th.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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Draft Legal Provincial Championships Now Open for Registration

– New date, venue and draft legal Age Group wave added –

March 21, 2016Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced the opening of registration for its signature event, Draft Legal Provincial Championships. There are many changes this year including a new date of August 27th, a new venue, the International Flatwater Centre in Welland and for the first time ever, a capped draft legal wave for Age Groupers.

The fastest triathletes in the province will gather to compete in this event which will once again be the cornerstone of Triathlon Ontario’s Cup Series for the Elite/U23, Junior and Youths (aged 14-15), offering additional points. Provincial titles, names engraved on trophies and for the Elite/U23 division, $2,000 of prize money offered by Triathlon Ontario are all be on the line.

There will be a mandatory race meeting on August 26th on site tentatively set at 6:30 pm.

Registration can be found here.

The venue is one of the most spectator-friendly venues in the country. From the comfort of one’s stadium seat, a spectator can watch 100% of the swim, about 40% of the bike and about 60% of the run with the finishing chute directly in front of the stands. If there is another three-man sprint finish like last year the noise could be deafening!

Age Group Wave

For the first time, Triathlon Ontario is creating a Draft Legal Provincial Championship sprint distance for Age Groupers. With Age Group sprint distance changing formats to draft legal at the ITU World Championships, National Championships and all National Qualifiers, Triathlon Ontario’s objective with this race is to initiate opportunities for interested Age Groupers to race draft legal and develop their skill sets.

There are certain rules for this race that differ from the typical non-drafting race. They are as follows:

  • Must be a Triathlon Ontario member
  • Capped entries – 50 men and 50 women
  • One men’s wave and one women’s wave, open to Age Groupers aged 16 and over
  • Swim cut off of 20 min. and a swim/bike cut off of 60 min from time of swim start
  • No drafting certification required
  • This is a two lap bike course, if lapped by anyone in the AG field, the lapped rider will be removed from the course
  • No disc wheels, no aero bars of any kind
  • Bike must have drop down handle bars
  • More information about the race and course maps can be found here.

 

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About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. Visit TriathlonOntario.com for the latest triathlon news, events, camps, and clinics.

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