SuperSprint will now be staging the 2XU Falls Creek Triathlon every two years from 2014. The inaugural event was staged in 2011 and captured national interest for its challenging and spectacular course with a limited field of 650 entrants. This year the event hosted the 2012 Australian Long Course Championships but it was unfortunately scheduled with another long course event. Consequently, only 350 athletes raced at Falls which pressured the financial viability of the Event.
“We are certainly disappointed as it is a special race and we did a lot of work with Falls Creek Resort Management to get it off the ground. We do thank all the athletes that supported the event over the last two years. At Falls, we really only have a window of a month to stage the event so it is very hard to compete with the Ironman brand at Geelong. We hope that by staging it bi-annually we will see 650 triathletes up for the Falls challenge.
Our focus this season will go towards developing the Long Course event at the Gatorade Triathlon Series, Portarlington, which is one of the best courses in Australia that regularly receives positive feedback from athletes. This year we will be increasing the field limit from 300 to 400 and look forward to providing competitors with another great long course event.” said David Hansen, Director at SuperSprint.