For the second consecutive year and the fifth time in history, the ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships will be decided in the small and scenic Swiss town of Zofingen. The gruelling race is set over a challenging 10K run, 150K bike, 30K run distance that includes a steep climb on the bike and hills at the beginning of each run lap.
The women’s race gets underway at 08:00 CET on Sunday 2 September. The men will take off an hour later at 09:00 local time.
In February 2012, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) confirmed its continued partnership with the International Powerman Association (IPA) to stage the 2012 and 2013 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships. The event is part of the Powerman Series and remains in Zofingen, Switzerland, located approximately 60km west of Zurich.
“With this continued partnership with Powerman, a stronger, brighter future is in store for international duathlon,” said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member, at the time of the confirmed partnership. “Zofingen offers a beautiful and challenging backdrop for the grueling test of long distance duathlon.”
A total prize purse of US$50,000 will be on offer, equal for men and women. Multisport fans can follow Powerman Zofingen on Twitter @PM_Zofingen for all the latest news and action from the 2012 ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships.