Multisport Magazine Issue 22 - Page 53

TRIATHLON QUEENSLAND HOW TO BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION I f you need motivation for the season, here’s a goal. Compete in events on Triathlon Australia’s national calendar and race for selection in Team Australia, headed to the 2017 Age Group World Championships in Canada. Take part in the Parade of Nations, race with Aussie pride and meet new people from all over the world. Plus, you can tie it all in to a trication in the heart of the Canadian wine country. Next year, Team Australia will be headed to Canada for the Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival on 18 – 26 August, including the Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross Triathlon and Long Distance Age Group World Championships. Triathlon Australia can select up to 20 male and 20 female athletes per Age Group category to represent Team Australia at the World Championships. Here’s what you need to know about qualifying to represent Australia at the Age Group World Championships as part of Team Australia: • • • • Earn selection points over the season by racing in qualifying races included in Triathlon Australia’s National Calendar. Your finishing position in the races will determine the number of selection points that you receive, and points are accumulated over the 2016/2017 season. Double points can be earned at National Championship races. Automatic qualification for the team is also awarded to athletes who place first at an Australian Age Group Championship. To be selected on the Australian Age Group World Team you need to be a member of Triathlon Australia and apply for the team in the distance you would like to race before March 2017. For your selection points to count, make sure your Triathlon Australia membership is active as of midnight on the Thursday preceding the date of your selection race. Qualifying Races coming up in QLD AQUATHLON Kawana Aquathlon | 12 November 2016 | Sunshine Coast CROSS TRIATHLON TreX X-Tri Series | 11-12 February 2017 | Sunshine Coast LONG DISTANCE Hogs Breath Hervey Bay 100 12-13 November 2016 | Wide Bay Hell of the West | 5 February 2017 Goondiwindi | Australian Championship Long Distance Find out more at triathlonqld.com.au " ONE OF THE BIGGEST DRAW CARDS FOR MY PARTICIPATING IN TRIATHLON IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO REFRESH MENTALLY AND TO SWITCH OFF OFFICE LIFE." P H OTO : T R I AT H LO N A U S T R A L I A | D E L LY C A R R MULTISPORT MAGAZINE | 53