Triathlon Canada Redistributes 2019 Age Group World Championship Spots Following Cancelled Events in British Columbia

VICTORIA—Triathlon Canada and Triathlon British Columbia are working to redistribute eight age group qualifying spots (per age group/gender) for the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final following the cancellation of two major events in British Columbia this past weekend due to poor air quality as a result of the forest fires in the region.

The Kelowna Apple, which was also playing host to the 2018 National Championships, had three spots up for grabs (per age group, per gender) for each the sprint and standard triathlon disciplines. Super League Penticton was to host two spots in the sprint triathlon.

Working in partnership with Triathlon Canada, Triathlon B.C. has reallocated the coveted spots for the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final scheduled for Lausanne, Switzerland next summer, to the following events on the 2018 calendar:

September 3, 2018 – ORCA Summerland Sprint Triathlon – 2 Sprint Spots

September 3, 2018 – Vancouver Triathlon – 2 Sprint Spots

September 16, 2018 – Cultus Lake Triathlon – 2 Standard Spots

The two remaining spots (1 Sprint / 1 Standard) have been put back into the pool for all provinces to bid on, and host races will be announced shortly.  For complete information on Age Group World Championship qualifications, please visit https://www.triathloncanada.com/age-group/.

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