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Edmonton ITU Triathlon goes Sunday

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Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup

Race details:

Swim Conditions: All athletes will complete two 750-metre laps of Hawrelak Park Lake. The calm-water lake is well marked and patrolled to ensure easy course navigation. The athletes exit and re-enter the water after the first lap.

Cycle Course: All bike course roads will be closed to vehicular traffic. Athletes exit the lake and proceed to the elite transition area located directly in front of the grandstands. After mounting their bikes, athletes follow the Hawrelak Park Road to the park entrance and proceed on the park access road to the bridge over Groat Road. Athletes climb a pack splitting 400 meters up the steep Emily Murphy Hill (30 meter elevation gain). At the top of the hill, they take a sharp right onto Saskatchewan Drive, continue along this flat section for about one kilometer, then turn right onto Groat Road. Athletes quickly descend two kilometers and cross the bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. Immediately after crossing the bridge, the athletes make a sharp and tricky, downhill right turn, sweeping 180 degrees under the Groat Road bridge and back up to the on-ramp for Groat Road southbound. The course continues south on Groat Road until reaching Hawrelak Park. At this point athletes will re-enter the park, pass in front of the grandstands. Exit the viewing area with a quick chicane, they then proceed along the same route as before. A total six laps of this course will be completed

Run Course: Athletes exit Hawrelak Park using the same road used for the bike course. After crossing the bridge over Groat Road, athletes climb 1/3 of the distance up Emily Murphy hill (12 metre elevation change) until reaching a turnaround point. At the turnaround point, they head back into Hawrelak Park and pass in front of the grandstands. Next, a short loop along the Hawrelak Park road takes athletes to the far side of the lake before they again pass in front of the grandstands. In total, athletes complete three loops of the run course.

Elite Women

10 Jul 2011 13:30 2 laps – 6 laps – 3 laps

Elite Men

10 Jul 2011 15:45 2 laps – 6 laps – 3 laps

Schedule for Sunday July 10, 2011

7:00 am PATCO Junior Championships – Hawrelak Park

8:00 am Age Group race – Hawrelak Park

10:00 am Try A Tri – Hawrelak Park

10:00 am Kinetico Kids of Steel – Hawrelak Park

12:30 pm Pasta lunch for all athletes – Hawrelak Park

1:30 pm Elite women – Hawrelak Park

3:45 pm Elite men – Hawrelak Park

6:00 pm Awards – Hawrelak Park

Canadians Racing

Elite Women – Paula Findlay, Manon Letourneau, Kathy Tremblay, Chantell Widney

Elite Men – Andre Paul Baillargeon Smith, Kyle Jones, Brent McMahon, Andrew Russell, Simon Whitfield, Andrew Yorke.

Elite Women Start List

Elite Men Start List

CBC sports posts that it will have live coverage but their site has improper dates. Let’s hope that they show it.

Other ITU races this coming weekend.

Saturday July 9, 2011

2011 Holten ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup

Holten, NED

2011 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup

Holten, NED

2011 San Francisco ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup

San Francisco, USA

Sunday July 10, 2011

2011 Kokshetau ITU Triathlon Asian Cup

Kokshetau, KAZ