The sport of duathlon has been coming out of the shadow of triathlon thanks in part to series like Powerman. The International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced it has awarded the ITU Powerman 2014 Long Distance Duathlon World Championships to Zofingen, Switzerland. ITU will continue its partnership with the Powerman Association, hosting the race for the seventh time on September 7th.
“Multisports are an integral part of our federation,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “We look forward to again partnering with Powerman to provide the highest level of competition possible for duathletes.”
Elite male and female duathletes will compete for the prize purse of $50,000 USD. The race distance consists of 10km run followed by a 150km bike then a 30km run.
“Zofingen is the world’s leading and most challenging long distance duathlon series, having taken place every year since 1989,” said Zofingen Powerman President Stefan Ruf. “We are thrilled to again be able to crown the ITU World Champions at the most important long distance duathlon race for the seventh time. Our Swiss precision in organisation makes Zofingen a unique experience for athletes.”
Last year Eva Nystrom (SWE) won the women’s race for the second time by an eleven minutes, while Rob Woestenborghs (BEL) won the men’s race.
For more info: https://www.triathlon.org