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Redefine rush hour in Toronto this weekend

The seventh edition of TTF includes mixed relay action, the Toronto Mile and championship races

This weekend, in Canada’s largest city, Toronto hosts the seventh edition of the Toronto Triathlon Festival (TTF). Canada’s elite and age group triathletes will swim in Lake Ontario, redefine rush hour on the Gardiner/DVP and sprint along Martin Goodman trail.

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“In addition to over 1,500 age group athletes taking on Toronto’s downtown core for our traditional Sunday triathlons, we will also be showcasing the newest addition to our sport – the Mixed Team Relay,” says TTF race organizers. Saturday, the festival will host the Triathlon Canada Development Series Mixed Team Relay race, followed by the Toronto CAMTRI Mixed Relay American Cup. This race will also be the national championship race for the mixed relay format. Then TFF will host the inaugural Provincial Mixed Team Relay Club Championships.

Following the races on Saturday, there will be a Q & A session with two-time Olympic medalist, Simon Whitfield. Phil White, co-founder of Cervelo will join Whitfield for the meeting. Then there will be the opportunity to swim the course and even go for a shakeout run with Whitfield Saturday afternoon.

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It’s an early start Sunday morning for both the Olympic and sprint provincial triathlon championships. First, up will be the Olympic race followed by an open water swim race, The Toronto Mile. Then it’s the three sprint triathlon races, the Ontario Cup Triathlon Series, age group draft legal and age group non-draft race.