I was about halfway through my 9:30 AM cup of coffee when I received an email from Jeff Dyrek, National Events Director at USA Triathlon.
This was no ordinary email. He absolutely made my day by informing me that the Carrboro Classic's Long Course Duathlon has been selected as a Long Course Duathlon World Championship Qualifying event! This means athletes from all over the county (hopefully) will be descending upon little ol' Carrboro to compete in what is now fast becoming a BIG TIME event.
The long course duathlon, already selected as the USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, will have 2 slots per age group, rolling down to 5th place if necessary. Those who qualify will have an opportunity to compete at the LC Duathlon World Champs in Geel, Belgium on August 10th!
The rest of my day was spent getting the word out. If you needed one more good reason to race in the Carrboro Classic, hopefully that need has been met.
Register now and we'll see you on April 6th!