Team USA Qualification

Team USA

Please note: The ITU Multisport Festival is formerly referred to as the ITU World Championships. The Festival includes world championships for several different disciplines. Click here for more information.

Standard-Distance:

All of the standard slots will be allocated at the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in Bend on June 17, 2017. The ITU Multisport Festival in the standard/Olympic-distance will NOT be draft-legal.

The 2017 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in Bend, Oregon will qualify athletes for the Standard-Distance Duathlon at the 2018 ITU Multisport Festival in Odense, Denmark. At the Duathlon National Championships, the top 18 in each age group, rolling down to 25th place after applying the age-up rule, will qualify for the World Championships.

Athletes must be present at the awards ceremony to accept their slot. Failure to accept your slot at the ceremony will result in a forfeiture of your slot. 

The top 20 athletes per age group in the USA Triathlon annual rankings as of 12/31 will qualify for the standard-distance world championship. The top 2 are offered a spot rolling down to 20th.

Note: All spots offered via the rankings system are subject to spots being available on the roster.

Sprint-Distance:

DL Du Qualifier

Both races in Bend, Oregon qualify for the Draft-Legal Sprint Duathlon at the 2018 ITU Multisport Festival in Odense, Denmark.

Qualification through the Non-Drafting race:

For 2018 ITU Multisport Festival qualification, USA Triathlon will allot six (6) spots for women and six (6) spots for men in each age group at the USA Triathlon Non-Drafting Duathlon National Championship on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Bend, Oregon. No pass down spots will be granted from this event.

Qualification through the Draft-Legal race:

For 2018 ITU Multisport Festival qualification, USA Triathlon will allot twelve (12) spots for women and twelve (12)  spots for men in each age group at the USA Triathlon Draft-Legal Duathlon World Qualifier to be held Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Bend, Oregon. Pass downs to spot 25 will be granted from this event. Please note: this is a world qualifier, not a national championship.

Athletes must claim their spot at their respective event’s awards ceremony. 

Failure to accept your slot at the awards ceremony will result in a forfeiture of your spot. However, if you qualify in the non-draft event and compete in the draft-legal event, you do not need to claim your spot a second time (note that you must claim your spot in the first event that you qualify for should you qualify on both days). Athletes placing outside of the top 12 will be emailed post-event if they have received a spot.

Note that the deadline to claim ITU Multisport Festival spots is 35 days before the event, regardless of how many slots may remain open after that deadline. USA Triathlon reaches Team USA capacity in each age group when 18 athletes have confirmed their spots.

Please email TeamUSA@usatriathlon.org with questions.