By Fergus Murray on 18/02/10 at 11:56 pm
African Events Update
The following events have been added to the African calendar.
2010 Bloemfontein ATU Duathlon African Championships
2010 Bloemfontein ATU Long Distance Duathlon AfricanChampionships
2010 Pretoria-Tswane ITU Triathlon African Cup
The calendar for 2010 so far is this.
|2010 African Event Calendar|
|08 May 2010||2010 Durban ATU Triathlon African Championships||Triathlon||Continental Championship||South Africa|
|29 May 2010||2010 Bloemfontein ATU Duathlon African Championships||Duathlon||Continental Championship||South Africa|
|29 May 2010||2010 Bloemfontein ATU Long Distance Duathlon African Championships||Long Distance Triathlon||Continental Championship||South Africa|
|18 Sep 2010||2010 Mombasa ITU Triathlon African Cup||Triathlon||Continental Cup||Kenya|
|20 Nov 2010||2010 Troutbeck ITU Triathlon African Cup||Triathlon||Continental Cup||Zimbabwe|
|28 Nov 2010||2010 Pretoria-Tswane ITU Triathlon African Cup||Triathlon||Continental Cup||South Africa|
|18 Dec 2010||2010 Mauritius ITU Triathlon African Cup||Triathlon||Continental Cup||Mauritius|
2011 Cross Triathlon World Champs date confirmed
The first ever ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships will be held on 30th April 2011 in Extremadura, Spain.
|2010 Cross Triathlon Event Calendar|
|30 Apr 2011||2011 Extremadura ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships||Cross Triathlon||World Championships||Spain|
Look up the full event calendar here
Weihai, China welcomes the long distance triathletes
The idea to organise the 2010 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Eventgoes back to 2007. The former ITU president Les McDonald invited Eric Le Lostec race director of the 2007 Lorient ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships and 2008 Lorient BG Triathlon World Cup to take part in a seminar for the Beijing Olympic Games. The fact also helped a lot that the province of Shandong and that the region of Brittany, France have become twinned recently.
Since 2007, the project, having a long distance triathlon world series event in China, has been realised in close collaboration and partnership among the city of Weihai, the China Triathlon Sport Association (CTSA), the International Sport Events Consulting (ISEC) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU).
“On 25th September Weihai will host an O2 (3 km swim, 80 km bike, 20 km run) long distance triathlon event, emphasised by the Chinese history, tradition, and culture. The event agreement was signed with the presence of all relevant parties of the local organisation in mid-February in Weihai. The most of the technical aspects of the event were discussed and developed for a safe, fair and spectacular race. The spectators on site will be able to follow the whole competition from the start to the finish on a big screen next to the transition area and a 52 minute long television show will be produced after the race.“Eric Le Lostec, director, ISEC.
Weihai, a well-known port and tourist city in China, is one of the coastal open cities and the first national Environmental City in China as well as one of the first national Model Cities for Environmental Protection located at the eastern tip of Shandong Peninsula. Weihai Airport serves the city with regular service to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Harbin domestically and the Korean cities of Seoul and Pusan. For more information please visit www.weihaitriathlon.com.
From left to right: Gao Feng, Assistant Technical Delegate for the event, Yu Jianhua, Vice President of Weihai Sport Aassociation,Song Linji, Secretary General of Weihai Municipal Government, Eric Le Lostec, Director of International Sport Events Consulting, Zou Jifeng, President of Weihai Sport Association, Qin Jianqiu, Technical Official of CTSA, Wang Bing Technical Delegate of CTSA
Long Distance Triathlon events in 2010
The 2010 ranking criteria for the Long Distance triathlon is available here
|2010 Long Distance Event Calendar|
|13 Jun 2010||2010 Gangweon ASTC Long Distance Triathlon Asian Championships||Long Distance Triathlon||Continental Championship||Korea, South|
|26 Jun 2010||2010 Vitoria-Gasteiz ETU Long Distance Triathlon European Championships||Long Distance Triathlon||Continental Championship||Spain|
|31 Jul 2010||2010 Immenstadt ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships||Long Distance Triathlon||World Championships||Germany|
|25 Sep 2010||2010 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Event||Long Distance Triathlon||World Series||China|
|29 Oct 2010||2010 Ibiza ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Event||Long Distance Triathlon||World Series||Spain|
|28 Nov 2010||2010 Recife PATCO Long Distance Triathlon Pan American Championships||Long Distance Triathlon||Continental Championship||Brazil|
Look up the full event calendar here