ITU continues partnership with Powerman for 2012 and 2013 Long Distance Duathlon

by Paula Kim on 10 Feb, 2012 06:17 • Español

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce a continued partnership with the International Powerman Association (IPA) to stage the 2012 and 2013 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships.  The event will be part of the Powerman Series and will remain in Zofingen, Switzerland, located approximately 60km west of Zurich.

“With this continued partnership with Powerman, a stronger, brighter future is in store for international duathlon,” said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “Zofingen offers a beautiful and challenging backdrop for the grueling test of long distance duathlon.”

The event will be held on 1-2 September 2012 with the elite duathletes fighting it out for gold over a 10km run followed by a 150km bike then a 30km run.  A total prize purse of $50,000 USD will be on offer, equal for men and women.

“In 2011 we established an ITU-Powerman working committee with the mission to boost duathlon and create more awareness for the sport,” said John Raadschelders, President of the International Powerman Association.  “Faith in each other is fundamental to this continued partnership for 2012 and 2013.”

This year will mark the 24th edition of Powerman Zofingen and the fifth time it will serve as the ITU Duathlon Long Distance World Championship.

“The extension of the co-operation between ITU and Powerman over two years is an important message for the sport of duathlon and opens to athletes and federations new perspectives,” said Stefan Ruf, President of Powerman Zofingen.  “The possibility to win the ITU World Championship title at the epic Powerman Zofingen event makes this race unique for the elite and age-group athletes.”

At last year’s ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, New Zealand’s Melanie Burke won her first world championship while Belgium’s Joerie Vansteelant cemented his position as the king of long distance duathlon by breaking the course record in the men’s race.

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Related Event: 2012 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships
02 Sep, 2012 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Eva Nystrom SWE 7:05:48
2. Lucy Gossage GBR 7:10:09
3. May Kerstens NED 7:25:25
4. Karin Gerber SUI 7:32:37
5. Simone Helfenschneider-Ofner AUT 7:33:17
6. Maja Jacober SUI 7:34:02
7. Melanie Burke NZL 7:40:40
8. Susanne Svendsen DEN 7:44:51
9. Natascha Schmitt GER 7:46:28
10. Katrin Esefeld GER 7:48:15
Results: Elite Men
1. Joerie Vansteelant BEL 6:07:58
2. Rob Woestenborghs BEL 6:12:34
3. Søren Bystrup DEN 6:21:38
4. Thibaut Humbert FRA 6:23:52
5. Beat Ritter SUI 6:26:40
6. Anthony Le Duey FRA 6:34:19
7. Eneas Freyre USA 6:34:26
8. Jochen Neyrinck BEL 6:36:19
9. David Duquesnoy FRA 6:37:14
10. Esben Kaczmarek DEN 6:40:45
Results: 70-74 Male AG
DNF. Wolfgang Von Kanel SUI 00:00:00
Results: 65-69 Male AG
1. Lynneaous Noble IRL 9:59:01
2. Heinz Bauer GER 10:17:34
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