Restonian Heading to World Aquabike Championship Next Year

by Ashley Hopko November 22, 2019 at 10:45 am 0

A Reston resident is headed to the Netherlands next fall to represent Team USA at the World Aquabike Championship.

By coming in sixth place at the Triathlon Multisport National Championships earlier this month, Paul Hartke earned his spot in two upcoming competitions. He will participate in the National Olympic Triathlon Championship in Cleveland next August before he heads to Almere, Netherlands in September to represent the U.S. at the World Aquabike Championship.

The championships in the Netherlands will consist of a 2.5-mile-long swim and 112-mile-long bike race against competitors from across the globe, according to a press release.

“The opening ceremonies and athlete parade will precede the week of world endurance events sanctioned by the International Triathlon Union,” the press release said.

Hartke is a long-time member of the Reston community, the press release added. He and his brother run the National Realty group in Reston. When not working, he and his wife spend time with the Reston Runners community.

Photos courtesy Paul Hartke

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