Age-Group duathlon qualifiers take place in the North East, whilst Lucy Gossage heads to IRONMAN 70.3 Peru.
With two Age-Group qualifications taking place at the Stockton Duathlon Festival on Sunday, the North East is set for some fast racing on fully closed roads. The run and cycle routes head around the Stockton Riverside taking in the three main bridge crossings as well as the Tees Barrage. The multi-lap nature of the bike route means that spectators can see the bikes up to four times per lap. So it’s also a very spectator friendly race, great to bring family and friends along.
Athletes who have registered their intent will have an opportunity to qualify for either the 2020 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon or the 2020 ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon World Championships, with the sprint duathlon event at TriHard's Stockton Duathlon Festival also offering the chance to race the draft legal format used at ETU and ITU sprint distance championships.
With 13 career IRONMAN wins already under her belt amongst numourous additional accolades, Lucy Gossage is taking on the 70.3 event in Lima, Peru this weekend for the very first time. Joining Lucy on the pro-startlist are last years American gold and silver medalists Sarah Piampiano and Kelsey Withrow.