Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Du Side

(left, Locals Rob Dinterman and Diane Haupt have du-talents. Photos source:

I have been preaching Worlds Duathlon to everyone around here who can put in a solid bike and run times. The 2007 Richmond, VA venue means a rare opportunity to race in USA for a Worlds event.

The event in Richmond is Worlds Long Course Duathlon happening Oct 21. Note that the Richmond website says Worlds bike leg is 80k but USAT says the bike leg is 70k. Long Distance=15k-70 (80)k-7.5k. To qualify, you need to place in one of the qualifying events. The closest qualifier is in Richmond on April 7. There is another qualifier in Cambridge, MD on July 8.

This is not to be confused with the Worlds Short Course Duathlon happening May 20 in Gyor, Hungary. The Virginia Duathlon in Va Beach April 1 is a qualifier for that one. Short Distance at Worlds=10k-40k-5k. However, VADu is 5k-32k-5k.

Amateur age groups are included in all these events. There are some real contenders for those slots right here in town.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for thinking of me, but I time trial like a slug stuck in a salt mine. I might do one or two duathlons this year, but qualifying for anything is beyond my meager talents.