“It is always a great thrill being accepted onto the program of a major games, especially for an emerging sport like duathlon that has great potential,” said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “We are excited that The World Games welcome duathlon and we look forward to a wonderful Games in 2013.”
The World Games event will follow the standard ITU duathlon distance of 10 km run, 40 km bike, 5 km run and the qualification criteria are as follows:
- Qualifier events are the 2012 Nancy ITU Duathlon World Championships and the last Continental Championships held in the period of 1 June 2012 to 31 May 2013.
- ITU Duathlon Ranking will also be used, which includes any other ITU Duathlon events as well as National Championships communicated to ITU.