FAQ

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“Is the bike portion of the sprint distance event draft-legal?”

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No. Despite being a sprint-distance qualification event for the draft-legal sprint distance 2020 ITU World Championships event in Edmonton, the Victory Triathlon bike course will NOT be draft-legal.

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“Are wetsuits allowed for the swim portion of Victory Triathlon”

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Wetsuits will be permitted for the swim portion based on ITU ruling. Wetsuits will be mandatory if the water temperature is below 15 degrees, and forbidden if the water temperature is above 22 degrees. For any water temperature between 15-22 degrees, wetsuits will be allowed on race day, but not mandatory. As the water temperature at Summerside is currently hovering around 19 degrees (late May 2019), it appears to be shaping up to be a wetsuit-legal race, pending any drastic change in temperature. However, the final wetsuit ruling will be made on race morning.

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“If I’ve never done a triathlon before, is Victory Triathlon a good race to start with?”

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Yes! The Victory Triathlon is a great race to start with! We have a try-a-tri event and lots of first-time triathletes (in every event). We will also have lifeguards, kayakers, and paddle-boarders on the water, and scuba divers, from North West Scuba, under the water, to help keep you safe throughout the swim. Action Multisports club would love to help you reach your goals, and welcome you to come out and train with us in preparation for the race! For more information about training with Action Multisports, please see our club website at www.actionmultisports.ca 

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“Is the 2019 swim portion in the pool or open water?”

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The 2019 Victory Triathlon will consist of an open water swim in Lake Summerside. Previous years saw the swim portion completed in a pool, which is why some of our photos and videos show a pool swim.

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“Can I qualify for the 2020 World Championships in Edmonton at the 2019 Victory Triathlon?”

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Yes. There will be 3 qualifying spots per 5-year age category in the sprint distance. To qualify you must possess a valid 2019 membership with your provincial triathlon body – in Alberta, this is the ATA, as well as fulfill the other qualification requirements, as outlined by Triathlon Canada https://www.triathloncanada.com/age-group/