2012 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships

02 Sep, 2012 • Zofingen, Switzerland • Event Website
Start Lists

*ENTRY FEE: 260 EUR until 31st July

Stefan Ruf, Race Director
Martin Ryser, Athletes Director
Stephan Aregger, Technical Director

Available in English, French, German, Italian.
No direct online registration for ITU elite and age group categories.
LOC to be provided with list of selected athletes by national federations. No publication of registration before payment is settled.

Latest registration 31st July 2012

1st Run: 10 km
Bike: 150 km
2nd Run: 30 km

1st Run Course:
2 laps of nearly 5 km, 45% paved, 55% unpaved but solid underground. Total height difference 260 m. Crosses transition area after first lap. Drinks and food after 5 and 10 km. Exact distance 9180 m.

Bike Course:
3 laps of 50 km, total height difference 1600 m, steepest part 16% over 100 m. Reccomendes gears 39x23 for string bikers or 39x25. Climbings are rather short, descendings long. Roads are only partially closed to traffic. 2 food and drink station on every lap. Exakt distance 150 km

2nd Run Course:
2 laps on an out and back course. Turning points at km 7.5, km 15 in the transiation/finish area and km 22.5. Climbing at the beginning if each lap. 25% paved, 75 unpaved but solid underground. 40% of the run is in the wood. Last 3 km are heading downhill to the finish line. Drinks and food every 2.5 km. Exact distance 29.200 m.

24th edition of the most prestigious Duathlon of the world.

Side Events

1st Sept:
- PowerKids Duathlon
- Powerman Charity 30 km bike, 5 km run
2nd Sept:
- Powerman Short Distance Duathlon 10-50-5 km
- Powerman Relay

National currency is Swiss Franc. 1 SFR is around 1.10 USD or 0.85 Euro. Most credit cards and payments in Euros are accepted.
Main language is German. English and French are widly spoken.
Weather conditions are normally dry and sunny, temperatures bewtween 20 and 25° Celsius. On colder days it can drop to 15°.
Zofingen is situated half an hour from the Swiss Alps with excellent possibilities for daily trips to the Lucerne area with the famous lake and mountains Rigi, Pilatus, and Titlis. Ask for special fares to Mount Stanserhorn.

Powerman Duathlon World Series events in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Malaysia, Canarian Islands and USA. More infos: http://www.powerman.org

Prize money distribution. Elite men and women:

1st. 6,250 USD
2nd. 5,000 USD
3rd. 3,750 USD
4th. 2,500 USD
5th. 2,000 USD
6th. 1,750 USD
7th. 1,500 USD
8th. 1,000 USD
9th.  750 USD
10th. 500 USD

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Athletes Briefing:

1st Sept,
13.00 German
13.45 English
14.30 French
“Stadtsaal”(Townhall), Zofingen

Entry Fee:

260 EUR*

Prize Money:

50 000 USD


Media notes:

Raphael Galliker, Media Officer

2012 Zofingen ITU Powerman Duathlon World Championships
Media Service
Kirchplatz 26
4800 Zofingen

Media Officer: Raphael Galliker:
Email: media@powerman.ch
Mobile: +41 (0)79 330 40 16
Fax: +41 (0)62 745 71 74

Media Center:
Toshiba Media Center
Sport Hall “Rosengarten” at the race site
1st Sept 2011: 12.00 -22.00
2nd Sept 2011: 06.00 -20.00

Media Registration:
1st Sept 2012: 12.00 -22.00
2nd Sept 2012: 06.00 -10.00
at the Toshiba Media Center, Sport Hall Rosengarten

Press Conference:
28.8.2012, 11.00 – 12.30
Rathaus (Major’s House), Zofingen

Event Schedule

1ST SEPT 2012
08:00 – 18:00 Issuing of start numbers (“Stadtsaal”)
13:00 Race Briefing in German (“Stadtsaal”)
13:45 Race Briefing in English (“Stadtsaal”)
14:30 Race Briefing in French (“Stadtsaal”)
18:00 Pasta Party (“Stadtsaal”)
19:00 – 20:00 Opening Ceremony, Handover Startnumbers 1-10 (“Stadtsaal”)

2ND SEPT 2012
06:00-07:30 Bike-check-in women
06:00-08:30 Bike-check-in men
08:00 Start women
08:58 Start men
15:45 Flower Ceremony
19:00 After race diner (“Stadtsaal”)
20:00 Award Ceremony for all categories (“Stadtsaal”)

Closest Airport

Zurich (ZRH): http://www.zurich-airport.com
Basel (EAP):  http://www.euroairport.com/EN/accueil.php

Local Transportation

Swiss Railway (SBB):

From Zurich Airport (Station: 8058 Kloten, Flughafen)
Trains to Zofingen every 30 min, takes 1h20min

From Basel Euroairport (Station: Basel,Euroairport)
Trains to Zofingen every hour, takes 1h05min

Transport by car takes 1 h. Distance 50 km.

From Zurich Airport 27 Euro per person
From Basel Euroairport 20 euro per person
Airports can help for group transportations by bus.

Host Hotel

Hotel Zofingen, Kirchplatz 30, 4800 Zofingen, Switzerland
Fon: +41 (0)62 745 03 00
Fax: +41 (0)62 745 03 99
2 minutes footwalk from Zofingen Railway Station
5 minutes footwalk from race site

All major credit cards are accepted.


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    Kirchplatz 26
    Zofingen 4800