This season is looking to be bit of a doozy for the Washington D.C. area. Not only do we have the staple diet of major triathlons (Columbia triathlon and Eagleman 70.3) but this year the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship Series is also making a stop in the nation's capital.
Over the weekend of June 20-21, the series will be here in D.C. and hopefully the City and the local triathlon community will get the word out. It would be great to have a good crowd to support triathlon in the area. No details about the course have been released yet but I imagine that they will try and use the National Memorials to get an inspiring backdrop....no word yet on whether they will try and get an Obama vs Fenty race (For those that don't know D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty is an avid triathlete competing in the major races in the area all the way to half-ironman distance....he isn't too shabby either!).
In addition to the ITU series race the area will also see the annual CSC Invitational Criterium in Arlington and the Capital Criterium, which proved to be a massive hit in downtown D.C. with perhaps one of the best finishing sprints ever (along Pennsylvania Avenue with the Capitol Building in the background).
Of course we shouldn't exclude the Tour of Walkersville and the Spring and Fall Church Creek Time Trials which are hosted by none other than ABRT and Team Latitude. These races have become fixtures on the Mid-Atlantic racing calender and for Team Latitude in particular, Walkersville is the place to lay it down and show who is top-dog!