Triathlon Canada has announced a four-race “National Development Series” that starts this weekend in Caledon, Ont., that is “focused on providing more domestic race opportunities for junior and under-23 athletes ages 16-23 who are making the transition into World Triathlon racing through Triathlon Canada’s podium pathway.”
“Creating this development race series is a critical step forward that is required to increase the talent pool and streamline the success for Canada’s next generation of elite triathletes,” Patrick Kelly, high-performance director, Triathlon Canada, said in a release today. “Experience, exposure and cost-effective opportunities to train and race are key to the progression of high-performance athletes. Through the support of our provincial sport organizations, we feel this new-look series will fill this void and serve as a key talent identification tool for our national program.”
The events in the series include:
|C3 Caledon “Simon Whitfield Cup” Sprint Triathlon, Caledon, Ont.||June 12, 2022|
|Canadian Triathlon Championships Sprint Triathlon, Gatineau, Que.||July 9|
|Trimemphré Magog Sprint Triathlon, Magog, Que.||July 16|
|PTO Edmonton Sprint Triathlon, Edmonton||July 23, 2022|
Triathlon Canada will also offer two national development training camps prior to the Magog and Edmonton events. Athletes can apply to the races and the camps through their provincial sports organizations.