2010 ASTC Asian Calendar Announced

2010 ASTC Asian Calendar Announced

By Fergus Murray on 20/01/10 at 11:00 pm

African Events Update  

The following events have been added to the African calendar.

2010 Bloemfontein ATU Duathlon African Championships –  29 May 2010, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  2010 Bloemfontein ATU Long Distance Duathlon African Championships – 29 May 2010, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  2010 Pretoria-Tswane ITU Triathlon African Cup – 28 November 2010, Pretoria-Tswane, South Africa

08 May 20102010 Durban ATU Triathlon African ChampionshipsTriathlonContinental ChampionshipSouth Africa
29 May 20102010 Bloemfontein ATU Duathlon African ChampionshipsDuathlonContinental ChampionshipSouth Africa
29 May 20102010 Bloemfontein ATU Long Distance Duathlon African ChampionshipsLong Distance TriathlonContinental ChampionshipSouth Africa
18 Sep 20102010 Mombasa ITU Triathlon African CupTriathlonContinental CupKenya
20 Nov 20102010 Troutbeck ITU Triathlon African CupTriathlonContinental CupZimbabwe
28 Nov 20102010 Pretoria-Tswane ITU Triathlon African CupTriathlonContinental Cup South Africa
18 Dec 20102010 Mauritius ITU Triathlon African CupTriathlonContinental CupMauritius


2011 Cross Triathlon World Champs date confirmed

The first ever ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships will be held on 30th April 2011 in Extremadura, Spain.

30 Apr 20112011 Extremadura ITU Cross Triathlon World ChampionshipsCross TriathlonWorld ChampionshipsSpain

Weihai, China welcomes the long distance triathletes

The idea to organize the 2010 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Event goes back to 2007. The former ITU president Les McDonald invited Eric Le Lostec race director of the 2007 Lorient ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships and 2008 Lorient BG Triathlon World Cup to take part in a seminar for the Beijing Olympic Games. The fact also helped a lot that the province of Shandong and that the region of Brittany, France have become twinned recently.

  Since 2007, the project, having a long distance triathlon world series event in China,  has been realized in close collaboration and partnership among the city of Weihai, the China Triathlon Sport Association (CTSA), the International Sport Events Consulting (ISEC) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU).

“On 25th September Weihai will host an O2 (3 km swim, 80 km bike, 20 km run) long distance triathlon event, emphasized by the Chinese history, tradition, and culture. The event agreement was signed with the presence of all relevant parties of the local organization in mid-February in Weihai. The most of the technical aspects of the event were discussed and developed for a safe, fair and spectacular race. The spectators on site will be able to follow the whole competition from the start to the finish on a big screen next to the transition area and a 52 minute long television show will be produced after the race.“  Eric Le Lostec, director, ISEC

About Weihai:
  Weihai, a well-known port and tourist city in China, is one of the coastal open cities and the first national Environmental City in China as well as one of the first national Model Cities for Environmental Protection located at the eastern tip of Shandong Peninsula. Weihai Airport serves the city with regular service to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Harbin domestically and the Korean cities of Seoul and Pusan.   For more information please visit www.weihaitriathlon.com.  

Photo attached.
  From left to right:
Gao Feng, Assistant Technical Delegate for the event, Yu Jianhua, Vice President of Weihai Sport Aassociation,  Song Linji, Secretary General of Weihai Municipal Government, Eric Le Lostec,  Director of International Sport Events Consulting, Zou Jifeng,  President of Weihai Sport Association, Qin Jianqiu, Technical Official of CTSA,  Wang Bing

Technical Delegate of CTSA     Long Distance Triathlon events in 2010   Link:
  Ranking criteria for long distance triathlon 2010 http://www.triathlon.org/docs/downloads/ituevents_ranking-criteria-long-distance-triathlon-2010_20100123.pdf  

13 Jun 20102010 Gangweon ASTC Long Distance Triathlon Asian ChampionshipsLong Distance TriathlonContinental ChampionshipKorea, South
26 Jun 20102010 Vitoria-Gasteiz ETU Long Distance Triathlon European ChampionshipsLong Distance TriathlonContinental ChampionshipSpain
31 Jul 20102010 Immenstadt ITU Long Distance Triathlon World ChampionshipsLong Distance TriathlonWorld ChampionshipsGermany
25 Sep 20102010 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series EventLong Distance TriathlonWorld SeriesChina
29 Oct 20102010 Ibiza ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series EventLong Distance TriathlonWorld SeriesSpain
28 Nov 20102010 Recife PATCO Long Distance Triathlon Pan American ChampionshipsLong Distance TriathlonContinental ChampionshipBrazil