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Posted: November 17, 2016:  

Multisport: Registration Open Now for 2017 Duathlon Nationals in Bend, Oregon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships will return to Bend, Oregon, on June 17-18, 2017, where national titles and world championship spots will be awarded to the nation's best run-bike-run athletes.

National titles and world championship spots will be awarded to the nation's best run-bike-run athletes in Bend, Oregon. (Rich Cruse/

Top multisport athletes will return to Bend's Summit High School to compete for Duathlon Nationals titles in both standard and sprint-distance race options on Saturday, June 17. In addition to national titles in each age group, athletes in both race distances can also punch their ticket for the 2018 ITU Duathlon World Championships, which will be held in Odense, Denmark, as part of the ITU Multisport World Championships Festival.

A two-day event for the first time since 2010, competitors will also have an option to race in the draft-legal Duathlon Worlds qualifier on Sunday, June 18, held as part of Duathlon Nationals for the first time. While the event will not award national titles, top finishers will qualify for the Sprint Duathlon World Championships, which was first held in the draft-legal format in 2016.

Registration is open for all three races scheduled for the Duathlon Nationals weekend at, and additional event details are available at

The 2016 Duathlon Nationals event showcased the talents of nearly 600 athletes from across the country. The City of Bend boasts the nickname of "the outdoor playground of the West" for its endless options of trail running, cycling, hiking and more. With Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade Mountain Range nearby, the cosmopolitan mountain town has become an international mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and people in search of healthy, active vacation destinations.

"Hosting the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships is a tremendous opportunity for Bend to showcase the city to a group of skilled athletes and recreation enthusiasts," Visit Bend Executive Director Kevney Dugan said. "We're proud of the success of last year's event, and we're hopeful these athletes and their families continue vacationing here for years to come."

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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