Found the "elites", but I was looking for the AGers and just figured I missed a link on their website. If it's not available, then I'll just have to be surprised.
Has anyone heard anything about the swim portion of this race yet? It's forecasted to rain almost all this week stopping on Saturday. How is the water quality?
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the "scattered thunderstorms" later this week won't materialized in DC. I'm guessing we'll find out in the athlete briefings on Saturday what the situation is.
As of earlier this week, the water has been testing well.
I predict beautiful weather for race day.
Did anyone else notice that under the weekend schedule link there's a photo of some sporting DC Tri Club colors?
It looks like a lot of the photos on the ITU WashDC page were taken from previous Nations Triathlon races.
Swim waves have been posted on the website.
OLYMPIC DISTANCE SWIM WAVES
6:00 AM TOP WAVE
6:01 AM ParaTriathletes
6:03 AM MEN 40 & OVER
6:06 AM MEN 39 & UNDER
6:09 AM ALL WOMEN
SPRINT DISTANCE SWIM WAVES
6:30 AM TOP WAVE
6:33 AM MEN 29 & UNDER, MEN 45 & OVER
6:36 AM MEN 35 - 44
6:39 AM MEN 30 - 34
6:42 AM WOMEN 39 & UNDER
6:45 AM WOMEN 40 & OVER
yay, i'm last!
Does anyone know where or if there is a start list for the age groupers?
I haven't been able to find one.
Besides the actual championship, do they broadcast also the entire race? Like, the one we are going to run? In the http://www.triathlon.org website it's only announced as 9am, so it might just be for the elite ppl. Does anyone knows?
I wonder if the number of people racing the Olympic tri is just so small that they could amass all the racers into 3 waves. Anyone have any idea how many people are doing the Olympic (in total, not just DCTri)?
Oh... and maybe I'm having a brain fart, but who goes in the Top Wave? It's not like the elite/professionals are going to race with us and then again right after.
From what I understand the "top wave" is for elite age-groupers. I believe that to qualify you have to post a 2:17 for men and a 2:25 for women in a previous oly. distance. Interestingly enough, USAT does not recognize Elite wave starts for ranking or Nationals qualification.
Myself and five other Active Release Technique doctors will be providing free ART for the age group and elite athletes both at the Expo and the during the race. Stop by for some treatment if you have an injuries or just want to get loosened up. Have a good race.
I am in but do we really think there will be a swim? Poor water quality???
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. As excited as I was about the prospect of swimming in a unique venue like the Potomac, I wouldn't mind a nice duathlon. But then again, speaking of unique experiences, how often do you get to swim in an open sewer?
I wonder what the pros are going to do if the swim is cancelled. I don't think duathlons count toward their points. Do they just get to grin and bear it swallowing some sewer water along the way?
So, this being my first triathlon, I'm surmising that if the water quality isn't deemed sufficient, it's just a bike/run? Has that happened before? What will that do to the Elite championship race which is supposed to be a part of the qualifier for the 2012 Olympics?