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Cogne to host the 2014 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced that the 2014 ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships will take place again in Cogne, Italy from February 15-16, 2014.

“After such a successful event last year, it was a natural choice of us to return the championships to Cogne,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Cogne is an ideal location with its open terrain and winter weather conditions perfect for winter triathlon.”

Winter triathlon involves running and mountain biking on snow followed by cross country skiing. The 2014 championship marks the third time Italy has hosted the World Championship event, with the city of Brusson having hosted the first winter triathlon championship event in 2002.

The event will also award World Championship titles to Under 23, Junior and Age Group athletes.

Event organizers have proposed a three-lap 6km run, three-lap 12km bike, three-lap 9km ski course for the elites and U23 competitors. Junior, Paratriathlon and Age Group athletes will compete on the same course as the elites, but over a shortened distance of 4km on the run, 8km on the bike and 6km skiing.

The Mixed Team Relay will take place on Sunday the 16th, covering distances of a two-lap 4km run, two-lap 6km mountain bike and two laps of skiing totaling 5km.

Find out more about ITU Multisports.

Don’t forget out Canada’s own ITU Winter Triathlon event at the Quebec ITU Winter Triathlon Event on 8-9 March, 2014.