Don’t miss out on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in the birthplace of the sport of triathlon —San Diego, California — at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego on May 10-12. The scenic race venue is adjacent to Fiesta Island, which hosted the world’s first-ever triathlon on September 25, 1974.


Held in conjunction with one of just eight elite ITU World Triathlon Series events in 2012, top-flight Olympic- and sprint-distance age-group races, as well as an Olympic-distance relay, will offer amateurs the chance to compete in the same epic venue as the world’s best athletes.


Race-day action for age-groupers is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 with the age-group Olympic-distance and relay races at 6:30 am, followed by the sprint-distance event at 9:30 am.


Additionally, triathlon clubs of all sizes and nations will descend upon Mission Beach in sunny San Diego to compete for the inaugural Global Club Challenge crown. Age-group athletes vying for the right for their multi-sport club to be called the “best club in the world” will compete in the Olympic-distance race Saturday morning. The event will also feature a Military Challenge and Collegiate Club Challenge.


The elite races will serve as the second of two qualifying events to determine the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s and Women’s Triathlon Team. The event also will play a key role in determining the Olympic squads for a number of other nations, as it is the second-to-last ITU World Triathlon Series event prior to the closing of the ITU’s 2012 Olympic qualification window at the end of May. The women’s elite race will be held Friday, May 11, followed by the men Saturday, May 12.

Next event date:

11/12 May 2012


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