Loppet Foundation

World Qualifier

2020 ITU Winter World Championships

Location: TBD
Date: TBD

The 2019 national championship race offers the opportunity to qualify for the World Winter Triathlon Championship. The top 18 in each aged up age group rolling down to 30th place after applying the age-up rule will qualify. For more information, please visit USAT Triathlon or email teamusa@usatriathlon.org.

Qualification Process

  1. World Podium: Any athlete who places 1-3 in their age group at a world championship will automatically qualify for the respective world championship the following year.
  2. National Championships: The remaining world championship slots are allocated to athletes who compete in the respective national championship and finish in a qualifying place (see above for number of slots allocated and the roll down process per event).
  3. Rankings: If slots are still available, any athlete who finished in the aged up age group top 20 in their age group in the USA Triathlon year end (12/31/2019) rankings will be considered for slots on the team, starting with the highest ranked athlete having first option to accept, followed by 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc., (through 20th) until we have reached the first two athletes who accept the slot or until we reach spot 20.

Additional Details

The time allowed to claim a spot post-event will be approximately one week from the time the email is released.

All athletes eligible to represent the United States must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen OR
  • Be a U.S. national – someone who has resided in the U.S. for three consecutive years and has not competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year. Team USA eligible athletes must not have competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year. Athletes who choose to be recognized as nationals who have competed for their country of citizenship in the last year may get dispensation by obtaining a letter from the National Federation of their home country allowing competition as a USA athlete.