An Olympic distance race is joining the Challenge Penticton lineup July 23.
Athletes can sign up for a 1.5 kilometre swim; 45-km bike and 10.5-km run held in tandem with the Challenge Penticton half distance triathlon.
B78 and Get Ugly Racing will host the only official ITU Multisport World Championships Training Camp from July 20 to 22. Athletes participating in the camp will wrap up the week by racing on July 23.
“The addition of an Olympic race to the Challenge Penticton line up ensures that athletes with different goals can race in Penticton,” said executive director Michael Brown in a press release. “The Olympic course allows athletes an excellent race experience on a storied course. Athletes looking for a leg up at the World Championships later this summer will have the chance to experience the course and be able to receive coaching from the incredible combination of Jasper Blake and Jeff Symonds.”
Blake, an Ironman Canada Champion and professional coach, teams up with Jeffrey Symonds, Ironman Asia Pacific Champion and 3x winner of Challenge Penticton, for the three-day camp that will see athletes through a series of swim, bike and run workouts and includes nutrition, lunch, fully-supported rides, world-class professional coaching and insider tips for ITU Multisport World Championships later in the summer.
B78 deliver coaching services and training programs for triathletes, runners and cyclists. Programs are designed specifically for each individual. B78’s team of coaches has over 50 years of combined competition and/or coaching experience. Most of our coaches are former top-level athletes ranging from Ironman champions to Olympians who carry with them priceless knowledge that can only be gained in the field. B78 prides itself in attention to detail and the relationships formed with athlete/clients. They care about our athletes and it shows in how we deliver.
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About Penticton 2017 ITU World Multisport Championships Festival
Penticton 2017 looks to build on the region’s rich history of long-distance triathlon. The 10-day event will see 5,000 athletes from across the globe compete in six niche multisport events; long-distance triathlon, cross triathlon, sprint duathlon, standard duathlon, aquabike and aquathlon. In addition to thousands of the world’s best triathletes, the event will also attract thousands of spectators, national officials, triathlon media and members of the global triathlon family. The city of Penticton will enjoy an economic boost as athletes visit the region to train in the weeks and months leading up to the race. Penticton 2017 is owned and organized by Brown and is organized by the Challenge Penticton team, an event known for providing superior athlete experiences and memorable events.
For more information on Challenge Penticton, head to www.challenge-penticton.com.