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Specialized Zwift Academy Tri Team opens enrollment through in-game qualification

Zwift Academy member Ruth Purbrook (GBR), a two-time Kona age-group champion, will turn pro next year.

Zwift will start the search for the third edition of its 2020 Academy Tri Team through an in-game qualifying format. The team will once again be focused on the Ironman World Championship, and will be mentored by pro triathletes Tim Don and Sarah True.

Other team sponsors include Wahoo, Roka and Science in Sport.

Enrollment is open now and can be completed in game or online at ​zwift.com/academy/tri2020​. The program will start on November 11th and runs until  January 12, 2020.

The first phase of the program requires the completion of six structured cycling workouts and one time trial, along with four run workouts and one race (5, 8 or 10 K). The complete program must be completed by January 12 to qualify for the next phase of selection.

The final team of six athletes will be announced in February.

Canada’s Yvonne Timewell was part of the this year’s Zwift Academy team. The runner-up in the women’s 50 to 54 age group in Kona last year, Timewell won her age category at Ironman 70.3 Hawaii in May and finished on the podium in Kona again this year, taking third.