Another triathlon season is coming to an end as the 2XU Triathlon Series gears up to host the Victorian Standard Championship on Sunday 26th March in St Kilda. The race, which is the final event of the 2022/23 Victorian State Series, promises to be an unforgettable day for Victorian triathletes.
This seasons Victorian State Series has been a highly competitive nine-race series in which age group triathletes have accrued points towards State Series Champion Awards throughout the year at events across the state.
Like all State Championship races this season, the Victorian Standard Championship offers double points, making it a crucial race for those hoping to secure their place at the top of the leaderboard.
Many of this season’s State Series Champion Awards will be up for grabs at the final event of the series.
In the female categories, 12 of the 14 State Series Champion Awards are yet to be decided, while in the men’s category 12 of the 17 State Series Champion Awards are still there for the taking. With so much at stake, the competition is set to be fierce.
The standard course is set to challenge the competitors, with a 1.5km swim in the iconic Port Phillip Bay followed by a 40km bike ride through scenic beachside suburbs. The race will conclude with a 10km run along the St Kilda pier, making for a picturesque finish in Catani Gardens.
While the majority will battle for State Series points on the standard distance race, Multiclass athletes and those age groupers in the 15-19 category will compete in the sprint distance race. Younger age group athletes in the 12-13 and 14-15 category will be awarded State Series points in the Fun Tri.
The race also the finale of the six-race 2XU Triathlon Series and an ITU World Championship Qualifying Event for the 2023 Australian Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon Team heading to Pontevedra, Spain later in September.
The Victorian Standard Championship promises to be a day of intense competition, camaraderie and celebration. As the final event of the Victorian State Series and 2XU Triathlon Series, the event will be a fitting finale to what has been an incredible season of triathlon in Victoria.