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This coming weekend’s Toronto Triathlon Festival

See Simon Whitfield race and check out the Canadian Duathlon Championship.

The inaugural Toronto Triathlon Festival is set to take place in downtown Toronto this coming weekend.

The event will host an Olympic distance triathlon, a Sprint triathlon featuring Simon Whitfield, and the 2012 Canadian Duathlon Championship that will offer ten World Championship Qualifying Spots per age group for the World Duathlon Championship scheduled for Segovia, Spain, in September 2013.

For more information about the race or how to register, please visit www.torontotriathlonfestival.com.

Below is a schedule of the major events for the weekend:

Friday, July 20, 2012
7:30 pm The Porter Airlines Fun Run – Celebrate Canada
Saturday, July 21, 2012
10:00 am Sports and Fitness Expo Opens
10:00 am Triathlon Mandatory Race Briefings Begin (offered hourly thereafter until 4:00 pm) and Race Packet Pickup Begins
1:00 pm Duathlon Mandatory Race Briefing
6:00 pm Sports and Fitness Expo Closes
Sunday, July 22, 2012
5:30 am Transition Opens for Olympic and Duathlon Races
7:00 am Races – Olympic and Duathlon Start
8:00 am Transition Opens for Sprint Race
9:30 am Race – Sprint Starts