International Triathlon Union (ITU)
Age Group Multisport World Championships
Almere, Netherlands 2020

Qualifying Events

# of TOETT athletes qualified for 2020 Worlds

Aquathlon de Gatineau – Multisport Worlds Qualifier

Surprise! Water was 24.7 degrees Celsius… so… no wetsuits (not even if you wanted to wear one). Shows why its important not to train expecting a perfect scenario on race day, but to train expecting all reasonable “im-perfections”. Not only were wetsuits not permitted, but with the wave starts just after 12noon, the aquathlon event was held at peak sun. No matter, the team was ready to take on the challenge, and to qualify for 2020 Multisport Worlds. Based on initial results, it looks like everyone qualified!  Congrats team.  In addition, Tanya took 1st female overall… wow! Tom took 1.5 mins off his 1km swim time (27:13) with the prior time being with a wetsuit, and Andres swam 28:12, an improvement from 31:20 for 1km no wetsuit at the 2018 Stroke & Stride Finale, and 32:01 for 1km with a wetsuit from 2018 Caledon Quarry Swim I. Juan set a 1000m OWS P.B. with a 1:57/100m pace, and Patricia is off to her 2nd Worlds. Also, congrats to the Plazas-Hernandez family as all 3 qualified and are going to 2020 Worlds to race as a family… now that’s something special!
A 150m (+/-) run up to T1 is included in the swim time.
T1 is included in the run time as there is no transition split.

Stroke & Stride Race #3 – Multisport Worlds Qualifier

The final race of the Stroke & Stride series (Race #3) held on the last Wednesday night in August is also a qualifying event for the aquathlon event at the 2020 Multisport Worlds.  There is one (1) spot per age group available. Athletes need to complete their EOI (below for details) prior to race date in order to be considered by Triathlon Canada to represent in Netherlands. For race info & race registration, select the Triathlon page from the Multisport menu, scroll down to the list of Multi Sport Events and click on the link to Stroke & Stride.

Stroke & Stride Update…

Carolina & Gabe came to Stroke & Stride in pursuit of the 1 spot per 5yr age category available to qualify for 2020 Multisport Worlds in Almere, Netherlands. The way qualifying works is that those interested in representing Canada at Worlds must complete an EOI (Expression of Interest) note to Triathlon Canada ahead of the qualifying event, race the event and then watch the results or wait for confirmation from Triathlon Canada. With Carolina taking 2nd spot in the W45-49 category yet knowing that Aimee did not complete an EOI means that (with roll down going 8 spots) the 1 spot would roll down to Carolina.. and.. that means Carolina has qualified to race at Worlds next year in September. Gabe coming in 4th in the U19M category is going to have to wait as his competitors being on other teams, there is no way to know whether or not they were vying for the Provincial title, for a qualifying spot or both. Gabe is going to have to wait to find out. We are all hopeful that Gabe will be able to make the team and join the 7 TOETTees who have already made the team.

2019 Results

Triathlon Esprit de Montreal

Leslie surprised us all by showing up to the Canaqua Welland Team Relay Challenge sharing that she drove straight down from Montreal after competing in the aquabike event at the Triathlon Esprit de Montreal. Don’t think there was much sleep… probably just a ton of coffee, anyhow… Leslie shared how she was taken by the fact that the swim took place in the Olympic Basin, and then the bike course was laps of the Formula One race track. Sounded like fun when registering, and the bike course was fun because each time you came around the start/finish line you saw your name up in lights on the scoreboard… but, after about 5laps… Leslie said you kinda get used to it all, the novelty wears off and then there is the rest of the bike leg to complete. Today, news came from Triathlon Canada that Leslie has a spot on Team Canada having qualified for the aquabike event at 2020 Worlds!

Expression of Interest (EOI) to represent Canada at Multisport & Triathlon Worlds

For all Triathlon Ontario sanctioned events, Triathlon Ontario sends out an email to members of Triathlon Ontario ahead of specific qualifying events an invitation for athletes to submit an EOI; however, some athletes will be seeking to qualify at out of province events. In that case:  go to , under the menu item “Athletes/Teams” click on “Age Group”. Scroll down to find “How to Qualify”, expand the option and find “click here to submit an EOI for a 2019 qualification event”.  Find the sport (i.e. aquathlon, sprint triathlon, etc…), find the specific event at which you will be trying to qualify, click on it, register and pay. After paying you are done, no need to write anything.
NOTE: Expressions of Interests (EOIs) must be completed before you race at the event.