C3 20th Annual Benson/Steel Royal Containers Triathlon
Final 2020 Ontario Summer Games Qualifier
Join Olympic Coach Barrie Shepley & C3 Volunteers & High-Performance Team for the 20th Annual Caledon Benson Steel – Royal Containers C3 KIDS and Adult Pool Triathlon on Saturday, July 4th at the Mayfield Swim Complex.
When former Olympic coach Barrie Shepley returned from the Sydney Olympics 20 years ago, the C3 organization decided to start youth triathlon to honour Simon Whitfield’s gold medal performance. Over the years near 15,000 boys and girls of all ages have crossed the finishing line in Caledon and received the same medal Simon got in his first race 30+ years ago. A decade ago, C3 added in the very popular Adult Pool Division.
In 2020, C3 will have a prize money race where 14-15, 16-19 and young Canadian elite and development athletes will do two draft legal race at 400m swim – 8km bike – 2km run. The morning qualifier gets the best dozen athletes into the afternoon prize money A-FINAL. Those who don’t make the Prize Money A-Final will be put into the B & C Finals in the afternoon. All 14-15, 16-19 and pros will get two races (one in the late morning and a second one in the early afternoon). This is a first for a youth triathlon in Canada. Family members will get a chance to see Canada’s top athletes racing in the Olympic draft-legal format.