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Triathlon Ontario Issues Triple Crown Challenge

$500 Cash Prize to the Winners

January 29, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario announced today the creation of a special competition for Age Groupers in recognition of Edmonton’s hosting of the 2014 Age Group World Championship. 2014 presents a rare opportunity to compete in all three (Provincials, Nationals and Worlds), making up the “Triple Crown”, on Canadian soil.

The Triple Crown Challenge is open to all non-Elite Age Groupers in the Sprint and Olympic disciplines. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the overall men’s and women’s winner in each distance (i.e. four winners). Points will be assigned to each person based on their age category finish in each race with the winner determined by whomever amasses the LEAST amount of points after all three races are completed. Points will be assigned based on the following system:



1 pt for winning age category 10 pts for winning age category
2 pts for 2nd place 11pts for 2nd place
3 pts for 3rd place 12pts for 3rd place
4 pts for 4th place 13 pts for 4th place
5 pts for 5th place 14 pts for 5th place
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20 pts for winning age category
21pts for 2nd place
22pts for 3rd place
23 pts for 4th place
24 pts for 5th place
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Rules of the Competition

  • Must be Triathlon Ontario members at the time BEFORE the first competition
  • Must compete in all three races to be considered
  • Must compete in the same three distances (the three races have to be all Sprint or all Olympic distances)

Eligible Races

Sprint Distances

Provincial Championships – July 6th, Belle River Triathlon

Canadian Nationals – July 19/20, Magog, Quebec

World Championships- August 26/September 1, Edmonton, Alberta


Olympic Distances

Provincial Championships – Olympic Triathlon – August 10, Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon

Canadian Nationals – July 19/20, Magog, Quebec

World Championships- August 26/September 1, Edmonton, Alberta

Tie Breaker

In the event of a tie the winner will be determined by whomever has the closest percentage to the overall winning time at Provincials first and if necessary due to another tie, Nationals then World’s if tied again.

Triathlon Ontario Launches First of a Series of Online Con-Ed Coaching Courses

January 27, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Dr. Greg Wells of the Wells Group to develop and produce triathlon’s premiere series of online continuing education courses targeting NCCP Community Level trained triathlon coaches.

The on-line courses will be comprised of a number of subjects such as Exercise Physiology, Psychology, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, Transitions and Sport Specific Technique (Swim, Bike and Run). Each subject heading will consist of 6-10 hours of content divided into approximately 45 minute segments. Coaches will be provided with access to watch the instructional videos and will be required to complete online quizzes. Upon successful completion of the entire course and corresponding quizzes, coaches will receive a certificate of completion from Triathlon Ontario which they can use to market to their skill sets to their clients.

The program will be developed in stages beginning today with Exercise Physiology for triathletes, which contains 10 lectures. Coaches must first complete the NCCP Community Level Course in order to register for the Continuing Education courses. Registration for the course can be found by going to this link:https://www.udemy.com/exercise-physiology-for-triathlon/?couponCode=TriathlonOntario

In addition to Dr. Wells, experts in each subject matter will be selected to deliver the content to students/coaches. The next topic, Swim Technique is currently under construction.

About Dr. Greg Wells

Dr. Wells is a scientist and physiologist specializing in improving health and performance and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto. He is also an Associate Scientist in Physiology and Experimental Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children. Previously, Dr. Wells served as the Director of Sport Science at the Canadian Sport Centre where has had the opportunity to work with dozens of athletes who have won medals at Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Dr. Wells was the host of the Gemini-Award winning “Superbodies” segments for Canada’s Olympic TV broadcast and the on-camera sport science and sport medicine analyst for the CTV Broadcast Consortium during the 2010 Vancouver and London 2012 Olympic Games. He has also appeared as a subject matter expert on ABC, CBC, CTV, TSN and the Discovery Channel as well as the author of “Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes.”

Triathlon Ontario Announces 2014 Provincial Championship Venues

January 22, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario is pleased to announce its Provincial Championship race venues for 2014. National team qualifying spots for 2015 will be announced in the coming weeks. A number of important factors were considered when determining the venues such as schedules and how an event related to other important races such as Nationals or Worlds, geographic representation, rotation of events to different qualified venues etc.

The following is a list of the various championships:

Sprint Duathlon – May 10th, Iron Hawk, Harrow

Club Championship – June 21 – 22, Guelph Lake 1 (new format under development!)

Sprint Triathlon – July 6th, Belle River Triathlon

U23/Elite, Jr. Development, U15 – August 2, Mooney’s Bay, Ottawa
Registration details to follow shortly!

Olympic Triathlon – August 10, Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon

International Distance Duathlon – September 13th, Lakeside

Long Distance Triathlon – September 21, Niagara Falls Half Iron

Previously Announced

Inaugural Indoor Triathlon Provincial Championships – February 1, McMaster University

Triple Crown Challenge

In recognition of Edmonton hosting Age Group World Championships in 2014 and the unique opportunity of Ontario athletes being able to compete in World’s, Nationals and Provincials all in the same season in Canada, Triathlon Ontario is developing a special competition for Ontario Age Groupers who plan to compete in all three events. Full details about the format of the competition and the $500 cash prize will be announced shortly.
Stay tuned!

Triathlon Ontario Offers More Programming to its Members

January 21, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario announced additional programs for the 2014 season with significant discounts for members.

Webcycle Classes
Tired of riding alone on the indoor trainer but can’t get out to a spin class? Why not do live spin classes with Sean Bechtel of Personal Best every Wednesday 7-8pm from the comfort of your own home or do the recorded session later? Once you sign up, create an account your user name and password will be sent to you. All you need to do then is set up your computer in front of your bike with high speed internet connection (wired is preferable).

Want to test it out with a free session? Sign up as a member (create a free account). Click on the login/register tab on the menu bar to create your account. Once completed, you will be able to access the members portal. When you click on the Members tab, a members only content option will appear. Then click on the sample webcycle and enjoy the free session.

Triathlon Ontario members will enjoy a 20% discount
Go to http://www.personalbest.ca/workouts-events-camps/webcycle to sign up or find out more details.

Sprint and Give-it-a-Try Training Programs
New to the sport or know someone that wants to train for a short distance race? The Triathlon Club of Burlington, along with Pace Performance have put together a coached training and support programs commencing March 24, 2014, specifically for the Welland Sprint and Give-it-a-Try on June 15 and the Women’s only Iron Girl Sprint on august 10th.

Information sessions are being held on January 31 at 10:30am & 7:00pm and February 26 at 6:30 pm, all located at Neworld Runners – 564 Plains Rd. East, Burlington.

Triathlon Ontario members receive a 10-15% discount depending on duration of the program
For more information and to register go to www.triburlington.ca

Triathlon Ontario Announces Partnership with Lisa Bentley to Offer Additional Age Group Training Camps

January 15, 2014 – In an effort to build additional membership value, Triathlon Ontario has partnered with recently announced Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame inductee Lisa Bentley, to offer a series of training camps for age groupers.

All Triathlon Ontario members will receive a 15% discount off the cost of the camps.
The series of camps and details are as follows:

4-days-20-hours Florida Training Camp – February 14-17th (Friday to Monday) inclusive – $379 USD (or $379 CND plus HST) includes all coaching, training and technique sessions, Friday night dinner, entry into the National Training Centre (pool time, gym, track), PowerBar Nutrition welcome kit and fuel, finisher t-shirt. Details can be found at http://lisabentley.com/success-camps/4-day-20-hours-powerbar-lbt-family-day-long-weekend-florida-camp/.

March Break Camp – March 8/9 – 15/16 – $699 CND plus HST or $699 USD – a longer camp with more technique –  includes all coaching, training and technique sessions, Friday night dinner, entry into the National Training Centre (pool time, gym, track), PowerBar Nutrition welcome kit – further details can be found at http://lisabentley.com/success-camps/clermont-success-camps-2013/.

April Camp – April 5th-12/13th – $699 CND plus HST or $699 USD – longer camp with more technique -includes all coaching, training and technique sessions, Friday night dinner, entry into the National Training Centre (pool time, gym, track), PowerBar Nutrition welcome kit – further details can be found at http://lisabentley.com/success-camps/clermont-success-camps-2013/.

Each of the above camps are Triathlon Ontario sanctioned camps.

2013-2014 Quest for Gold Draft List of Ontario Card Nominations Announced

January 13, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2013-2014 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Triathlon Ontario, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by the Selection Committee.

The list of athletes include: Taylor Reid, Myles Zagar, Austen Forbes, John Erik Rasmussen, Samantha Klus, Kirsten Vergara, and Dominika Jamnicky.

Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the Selection Committee or the Quest for GoldAppeals Committee.  As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final.

Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so by following the process set out in the Selction Criteria document.

Triathlon Ontario Announces Florida Age Group Training Camp

January 9, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario announced today that it has partnered with Loaring Personal Coaching to offer a triathlon training camp in Orlando, Florida during March Break (March 8th to 15th, 2014). This week-long camp is ideal for adult triathletes of all abilities (beginner to advanced).

Campers will enjoy the spacious accommodations, and neighbouring surroundings, of Emerald Island Resort, scenic rolling roads for cycling, and beautiful orange grove running trails. The National Training Center, and the 350 meter River Island Pool at Orange Lake Resort, will be home to technical swims that will feature stroke correction, above water and underwater video analysis, and open water simulations.

Camp Coaches include: Head Coach of team LPC Triathlon Club James Loaring, team LPC Coach & Performance Hydration & Nutrition Consultant Mark Linseman, former Elite Triathlete Nissim Abergel, Bike Mechanic Ryan Power. Guest coaches include: Professional Triathlete & Olympian Sarah Haskins, and USAT Elite Triathlon Coach Nathan Kortuem.

Triathlon Ontario members who register by February 1st will receive a 20% discount off of the Camp Program Cost.

Bike transport is available to/from Guelph, London, and Windsor. Members who have applied for the Triathlon Ontario Elite Bike Insurance Program will be covered during the camp, including bike transport to/from camp.

Triathlon Ontario sponsor Infinit Nutrition will supply campers with sport drink throughout the camp.

Visit the camp website http://www.floridatricamp.com/ for full details and registration.

Triathlon Ontario Announces New Indoor Provincial Championship

January 7, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario announced today a new Indoor Provincial Championship, taking place Saturday, February 1, 2014 at McMaster University.

The format will consist of 15 minutes of indoor swimming in a 25 metre pool, an eight minute transition window to get from the pool to the bikes, 15 minutes of indoor cycling on electronic stationary bikes (provided), a two minute transition window to get from the bikes to the 200 metre indoor track, and finally, 15 minutes of indoor running.  Participants will score points based on their performance in each event.

There will be six age categories consisting of Grade School (13 & under), High School (14-18), College (any current student), Age Group 1 (20-29 non-students), Age Group 2 (30-39 non-student), Age Group 3 (40+ non-student).

Race fees for students is $20 (University, High School, Grade School), $30 for Adults and $40 for relay teams (any age).  There will be awards for teams, relays and indivuduals as well as numerous draw prizes for participants.

For registration or for more information please seehttps://www.onlineregistrations.ca/choctri/ orhttp://www.personalbest.ca.

Place Your Order for a Triathlon Ontario Roots Hoodie

November 12, 2013 – Looking for something unique to get for the triathlete that has everything? Why not a comfy Roots hoodie with our original sleek design, just in time for the holiday season.

Last month Triathlon Ontario gave its provincial champions and award winners these cool Roots hoodies as awards instead of dust collecting trophies and plaques.

The reception was overwhelming and do to the large number of requests to purchase these hoodies we are offering them to the public.

The price of the hoodie is $80 for members, $85 for non-members plus taxes and shipping ($10). The order deadline is December 10th. Details on how to place your order can be found below.