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USAT and Powerman partner to increase the depth of duathlon

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USAT and the International POWERMAN Association have partnered to raise participation and race quality in the sport of duathlon and have announced the schedule for the 2015 Duathlon Race Series.

POWERMAN, is a global duathlon race organization which specializes in long-distance duathlon events. Among their most popular and long-standing events is POWERMAN Zofingen which began in 1989 and features the unique format of a 10 km run, 150 km bike followed by a 30 km run. POWERMAN hosts events in 14 countries, including Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and Austria.

As part of the partnership, USAT will sanction all U.S. POWERMAN events.

“POWERMAN is excited to create this partnership with USA Triathlon to continue the rebirth of duathlon in North America. This sport is crucial to the development of multisport and is the perfect blend for those seeking to make the step from just running or biking, without the swimming discipline,” said Kenny Krell, POWERMAN North America’s National Event Director. “This partnership will help grow the sport and bring first-class duathlon events coast to coast in the United States, with the added incentive to qualify for the POWERMAN National and World Championships each year.”

The 2015 USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series kicks off Sunday, Feb. 22, with POWERMAN Arizona in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Feb. 22: POWERMAN Arizona, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
March 1: Desert Classic Du, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
March 28: Whistlestop Duathlon, Irondale, Ala.
April 26: Mt. Rainier Du, Enumclaw, Wash.
May 16: Cary Duathlon, Cary, N.C.
May 17: Shamrock Duathlon, Glastonbury, Conn.
May 23: Sartell Apple Duathlon, Sartell, Minn.
June 6: USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships, St. Paul, Minn.
June 7: POWERMAN Wisconsin, Kenosha, Wis.*
Aug. 2: Tri Indy Duathlon, Indianapolis, Ind.
Aug. 29: Boulder Sunset, Boulder, Colo.
Sept. 27: POWERMAN Michigan, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Oct. 18: Fall Classic Duathlon, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Oct. 18: Longboat Key Duathlon, Longboat Key, Fla.
Nov. 22: POWERMAN Alabama, Foley, Ala.
Dec. 13: POWERMAN North America National Championship, Cocoa Beach, Fla.