Earlier this week Triathlon Canada announced that Edmonton will host the national sprint championships during the September long weekend as part of the World Championship event. There will be 10 spots per age group available for athletes to qualify for the Mexico Grand Final in 2016.
Sheila O’Kelly, president of World Triathlon Edmonton, is looking to build on the success of the 2014 Grand Final. “We are delighted to host the Canadian age-group sprint national championship as part of our ‘Triathlon Festival’ weekend, and look forward to again hosting triathletes from across the country, seeking to qualify to represent Canada in Mexico.”
The ITU World Triathlon Series elite race is the headline event for the weekend and a key tune up for the Grand Final in Chicago two weeks later. The other events include the ITU Para World Cup, PanAm Junior Cup, Standard Age-Group races, the Corporate Triathlon and the Kids of Steel Youth race.
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Luc Landriault, president of Triathlon Canada said, “It’s appropriate that Triathlon Canada is celebrating 2015 as the Year in Sport in Canada by staging the Canadian Sprint Championship in Edmonton – where so much has been achieved in our sport during the past decade and a half.”