Last edited on 28/12/12 at 4:12 am
Consisting of running and cycling, duathlon can be contested on almost any terrain, although usually on tarmac. The ITU Duathlon World Championships are held on an annual basis and consist of a 10km run, 40km cycle and 5km run. At elite level the cycling is draft legal.
Although many competitors specialize in duathlon, the sport is often used during the triathlon off-season by Age Groupers and elites to improve their run speed and bike power. Events are usually held in the spring or autumn so as not to clash with summer triathlon races.
ITU and POWERMAN
ITU is pleased once more to partner with Powerman for seasons 2012 and 2013 with the possibility of extending this agreement. As part of the cooperation, there will be partial integration in the ITU Duathlon Rankings, taking into account the ITU Powerman World Championships, Long Distance Duathlons that regional federations determine as Continental Championships and events declared as National Championships by the NFs.
Races under the International Powerman World Series (IPA) calendar can be found under this link:
In this manner, the ITU Duathlon Rankings for 2012 will be a combination of all duathlon distances as before.
ITU Duathlon Rankings
The ITU Duathlon Rankings winners will be established at the end of the series and the ITU Duathlon Rankings Bonus Pool Prize Money will be distributed after the last scoring event. Athletes must score on a minimum of 3 events for ITU Duathlon Rankings in the same calendar year to be eligible for the Bonus Pool Prize Money.