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Australian Championships adventure off road to Snowy Mountains

Australian Championships adventure off road to Snowy Mountains

TreX Triathlon (In2Adventure) will host the 2021/2022 Australian Cross Triathlon Championships this Sunday 20 February, in the heart of Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains. 

The TreX Cross Triathlon Snowy Mountains, which hosted the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, features some of the best fast flowing single track mountain biking, and gritty off-road running in Australia.

Part of the National TreX Cross Triathlon Series and based at the stunning Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa; starting at an altitude of 1100m with Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko as the backdrop, the course is set to delight and challenge athletes. 

Over 200 Age Group athletes are set to race over the weekend, with Aussie titles up for grabs on Sunday, as well as qualifying points for selection on Team Australia headed to the Multisport World Championships in 2022/2023. 

Racing for the Australian Championships will get underway from 9am on Sunday, with a mix of seasoned campaigners and Australian Age Group representatives featured on the start list.  
In the elites, Tom Fisher returns to defend his 2021 title, joined by Aussie off-road veterans Ben Allen, Penny Slater and Jacqui Allen.  

Triathlon Australia Head of Events, Lukas Matys, says Snowy is a highlight on the multisport calendar with its unique and exciting course for athletes and spectators.  

“The Snowy cross triathlon course is a legacy of the Cross Triathlon World Championships held in 2016 and is some of Australia’s best off-road racing.  

“It’s always a lively atmosphere at the Aus Championships, and what a spectacular location to experience multisport and what cross triathlon is all about. 

The Course 

Swim | 1500M (2 x 750m LAPS) 
The swim takes place in the enclosed waters of beautiful Lake Crackenback (in the heart of the resort) - freshwater fed by mountain springs and a temperate 16-20 degrees. 

Mountain Bike | 30km (2 x 15km LAPS) 
The 30km mountain bike trail is picturesque, snaking its way around the lakes, river and through the Kosciuszko National Park, but there will be no time for sightseeing with plenty of challenging and predominantly narrow terrain requiring technical skill to take on everything including rocky paths, creek crossings and bridges with 80% of it being a single track. 

Trail Run | 10KM (2 x 3.3KM LAPS + 1 x 3.4KM LAP) 
Finishing off with 3.3km on your feet, traversing across the banks of Little Thredbo River and looping Race HQ. Short, steep climbs and descents and likely wildlife may make its presence felt with local kangaroos, wombats and emus about. The run leg includes a creek crossing, a river run, a suspension bridge and plenty of obstacles making you feel every single kilometre. 

Want some tips? 
For athletes lining up in Snowy on Sunday for the first time, Ben Allen and Jacqui Allen are hosting a Race Tips Clinic on Saturday 19 at 9am with advice for race day, including a recon lap of the MTB Course. Limited spots, reserve your spot here!
Event Information 
TreX Cross Triathlon Snowy Mountains 
Trex Cross Triathlon Series - Find out more 

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