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ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships Set For Saturday

The 2012 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships will coincide with the Xterra Southeast Championships in Alabama.

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The 2012 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships will coincide with the Xterra Southeast Championships in Alabama.

Last year was a historic one for Cross Triathlon, after four years of continental championships ITU hosted its first world titles in Extremadura, Spain. Over 400 athletes competed across the elite, junior, age-group and paratriathlon categories in the swim, mountain bike and cross country run discipline. This year, the sport takes another step forward as ITU partners with Xterra for the second edition for the 2012 Shelby County ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships and Xterra Southeast Championships.

Canada’s Melanie McQuaid and South Africa’s Conrad Stoltz are both back to defend the inaugural ITU Cross Triathlon titles they won in Spain last year, but both will be tested with strong Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s fields.

Read more: Triathlon.org