Zwift has announced the second year of the Specialized Zwift Academy Tri Team, and this year the team has expanded from four to eight athletes.
The team’s goal is to compete at the 2019 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, and applications are now being accepted.
The goal of Zwift and Specialized here is to build the “best-supported amateur tri team on the planet,” and they look to be well on their way towards doing just that. Those selected for the team will enjoy the mentorship of superstars Tim Don and Sarah True while benefiting from Specialized Win Tunnel testing and real-world training camps. Team members will also be equipped with the new Specialized Shiv and the best tri gear from partners including Wahoo, Roka, and Science in Sport.
Here’s an intro video from Zwift:
Zwift says, “Whether you’ve raced Kona in the past and have your eyes on the podium, are hoping to qualify for the first time, or are somewhere in-between – we can help get you to the next level.”
Entrants must be at or above Level 12 (cycling) and Level 3 (running) on Zwift. Applications are now open, and the deadline for submission is January 31, 2019.