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Not sure if this is an April Fool's joke (the whole part about swimming in the Rideau Canal certainly has that flavor...), but I saw on Instagram that Super League is allegedly holding a qualifier series race in Ottawa in August... It also looks like Penticton has disappeared from their list...

The info is all over their website, which makes me more skeptical that this is a hoax, and I had heard rumors of an additional Ottawa event being added to the tri calendar from some reputable sources... It's just the swim in the rideau canal bit that has me thinking this might be an april fool's prank...
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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Trauma] [ In reply to ]
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Appears to be legit, there's a legit registration page and all set-up...
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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Trauma] [ In reply to ]
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I had heard there was a possibility of it coming to Ottawa.
My guess is that they will use a similar course as the Canadian Champs in 2016, 2017. Rideau Canal = Dow's Lake. Although their map is centered @ Lansdowne.
Enduro looks interesting, an option to Kingston on the same weekend.

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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Trauma] [ In reply to ]
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whoa... swimming in the Canal?? I'm not sure I would want to swim in it, during the last construction to fix canal walls they discovered toxic substances in the canal!

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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Trauma] [ In reply to ]
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This is awesome i'm going to do the age group Swim-Bike-Run-Swim-Bike-Run. Hopefully Eugene Melnyk is no where near this.
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Re: Super League Ottawa? [RobAllen] [ In reply to ]
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That was my guess as well, that they likely meant Dow's instead of the canal... Effectively the set-up used for the second year that the Canadian Champs were in Ottawa (the year the super sprint/sprint model was used), would be basically perfect for Super League (with possibly a shorter bike and run loop for more laps...).

Kind of shitty it's the same weekend as K-Town (I know that K-Town is long course, and this is not, but there are only so many age groupers around...), and shitty that it looks like this is instead of Penticton, rather than in addition to... (I assume they got gun shy of being smoked out again by forest fires...).
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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Trauma] [ In reply to ]
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Not sure if this is an April Fool's joke


I can confirm via email correspondence with Super League's new Director of Operations Michael Brown, from just a few minutes ago that this is legit!

Interesting and very good development for Super League, for Canada and for triathlon.

I've said this before - this short style of triathlon racing, which Super League obviously features, is hopefully going to get a real shot in the arm next year via the inclusion in the Olympic Games in Tokyo for the first time the Mixed Triathlon Relay.


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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Trauma] [ In reply to ]
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I took the USA squad to the Ottawa ITU CC Cup when it was Semi/Final weekend that year. That venue made the racing really legit and you have the ability to change it up (if you wanted) like they did with that year where the bike/run course were switched on Sunday.

That hill that you have to go up is no joke and if any wind, can make some good racing action.

If it's at that venue you guys will have a great time and super great spectator friendly!

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Re: Super League Ottawa? [B_Doughtie] [ In reply to ]
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I have been to many races from the conti cup, WTS, an various world champs, and the way we nailed the set-up for that Ottawa CAMTRI race was a work of art... seamlessly stringing heats back to back with the split transitions was brilliant... Super psyched that Super League is hitting O-town... it'll be nice for the GTA folks to travel down to us for once, instead of vice versa... Hopefully there will be an awesome turnout, just shitty it clashes with K-Town...

Curious why they haven't said a word about the move from Penticton, just that this popped up, and Penticton disappeared from their calendar...

For those considering, there's a 20% discount on entries until April 15th...
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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Trauma] [ In reply to ]
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Hi All

Penticton is still as planned, nothing has changed. Albeit the website's are a little confusing. Penticton has it's own separate website. It can be found here https://superleaguecanada.com/

Ottawa is in addition to the 2019 schedule.The maps are up for Ottawa and the swim is in the canal itself, not in Dow's.

If any of you have seen the SuperLeague format before live and in person, you know how exciting it is. For those of you who haven't, you are in for a treat. If nothing else come out and watch, but better yet sign up.
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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Codeweaver] [ In reply to ]
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So, the main age group page on the super league site says enduro distances are 350/10/2.5 x2. It said something similar a week or so ago on the Ottawa race page, and on the registration. Now, on the Ottawa page it says the enduro is 750/20/5 x2. That’s a pretty big discrepancy... turns it from a real multi- super-sprint into basically a chopped up Oly. Do you know if these latest distances are final for the enduro? Was hoping to enter with the discount today, but not interested unless it’s at the originally listed enduro AG distance.

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Re: Super League Ottawa? [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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Sorry, I cannot help you with your question. I am just an outsider looking in who participated at Penticton last year and plan on doing so again this year along with Ottawa. Your best bet would be to contact the organizers directly.
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Re: Super League Ottawa? [Codeweaver] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks... tried that, haven't heard anything back yet. And the contact page on the superleague site is broken (I get an error every time I try to send a message... been like that for a few days at least).

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Re: Super League Ottawa? [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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I contacted Super League.
The distances in Ottawa for the Enduro are the currently listed setup. 750m-20km-5km X2.

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Re: Super League Ottawa? [RobAllen] [ In reply to ]
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