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USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series

USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championships – Sept. 11, 2014


Transportation

USA Triathlon will provide transportation from Mandalay Bay to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Super Sprint races on Thursday, Sept. 11. Shuttles will run as needed between Mandalay Bay and the Convention Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Meet near the entrance to the Shark Reef exhibit at Mandalay Bay. Look for the Bell Transportation bus with a USAT/Super Sprint Grand Prix sign on it. Return buses will run from the Convention Center back to Mandalay Bay from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.

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Finals Heats

Male A Final
(9 p.m.) 
Female A Final
(8 p.m.) 
Male B Final
(7 p.m.) 
Female A Final
(6 p.m.)
 

Aaron Royle (AUS)

Paula Findlay (CAN) Ian Boggs (USA) Katie Hursey (USA) 
Tommy Zaferes (USA) Erin Densham (AUS) Ryan Bice (USA) Sara McLarty (USA) 
Ben Kanute (USA) Sarah Groff (USA) John O'Neill (USA) Julie Stupp (USA)
Joe Maloy (USA) Erin Jones (USA) Mauro Cavanha (BRA) Julia Hauser (AUT)
Eric Lagerstrom (USA) Chelsea Burns (USA) Andrew Bysice (CAN) Nicole Truxes (USA)
Alan Webb (USA) Barbara Riveros (CHI) Felipe Van de Wyngard (CHI)
Renee Tomlin (USA)
Alex Libin (USA) Lindsey Jerdonek (USA) Jason Pedersen (USA)
Sinead O'Dwyer (USA)
Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) Kaitlin Donner (USA) Davide Giardini (USA)
Zara Guinard (USA)
Sean Jefferson (USA) Kirsten Kasper (USA) Justin Roeder (USA)

Conor Murphy (IRL) Kirsten Sweetland (CAN) Bill Jones (USA)  


About
USA Triathlon and KANGA Productions are pleased to announce the USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championships, an exciting short-course, draft-legal race that will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Contested in a super-sprint format under the lights outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, elite athletes will complete two continuous, non-stop circuits of the same course, each comprised of a 300-meter pool swim, 8k bike and 2.5k run to claim their share of a $70,000 prize purse.

This draft-legal race format is a platform for elite athletes to showcase their explosive speed, stamina and bike handling skills on a technical course while giving spectators the opportunity to see some of the world’s best professional triathletes race elbow-to-elbow in a self-contained venue.

The event, officially designated as the 2014 USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championships, will be televised nationally by Universal Sports Network on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

Date
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Format

  • Draft-legal format
  • Heats: 300m swim (1 lap) / 8k bike (7 laps) / 2.5k run (3 laps) – 1 time through
  • Final: 300m swim (1 lap) / 8k bike (7 laps) / 2.5k run (3 laps) - 2 times through

Race Capacity
The invitation-only elite field, consisting of 30 men and 30 women, will compete for a total of $70,000 in prize money, more than double the amount awarded at this event in 2013. A $62,500 prize purse will be shared equally between the overall men’s and women’s fields, with the winners earning $10,000. The top 15 finishers will earn a portion of the overall prize purse. Additionally, $7,500 will be shared among the top three U.S. men and women for the Elite Sprint Nationals podium.

Competitors - Women
Chelsea Burns (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Summer Cook (Thornton, Colo.)
Erin Densham (AUS)
Kaitlin Donner (Satellite Beach, Fla.)
Paula Findlay (CAN)
Sarah Groff (Hanover, N.H.)
Zara Guinard (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Julia Hauser (AUT)
Bailey Hinz (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Katie Hursey (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Lindsey Jerdonek (Sagamore Hills, Ohio)
Erin Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Kirsten Kasper (Marietta, Ga.)
Sara McLarty (Clermont, Fla.)
Sinead O'Dwyer (Boulder, Colo.)
Barbara Riveros (CHI)
Kirsten Sweetland (CAN)
Renee Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.)
Nicole Truxes (Tempe, Ariz.)
Melinda Vernon (AUS)
Laurel Wassner (New York, N.Y.)

Competitors - Men
Armando Abaunza (PAN)
Casey Bateman (BIZ)
Nick Bernal (San Diego, Calif.)
Ryan Bice (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Ian Boggs (Zionsville, Ind.)
Andrew Bysice (CAN)
Mauro Cavanha (BRA)
Davide Giardini (Boulder, Colo.)
Kyle Hughes (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Sean Jefferson (Palisades, Calif.)
Bill Jones (La Jolla, Calif.)
Ben Kanute (Tucson, Ariz.)
Nick Karwoski (Hollis, N.H.)
Eric Lagerstrom (Gresham, Ore.)
Alex Libin (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Hunter Lussi (Kensington, Md.)
Brian MacArthur (Tucson, Ariz.)
Joe Maloy (Wildwood Crest, N.J.)
Conor Murphy (IRL)
John O'Neill (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Patrick Parish (Bloomington, Minn.)
Jason Pedersen (Simi Valley, Calif.)
Tyler Rodgers (Coto De Caza, Calif.)
Justin Roeder (Fishers, Ind.)
Aaron Royle (AUS)
Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.)
Felt Trapper (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)
Felipe Van de Wyngard (CHI)
Alan Webb (Beaverton, Ore.)
Tommy Zaferes (Soquel, Calif.)

Prize Purse

Awarded to top 15 male and female athletes
Overall Purse

Place
Prize
 1  $10,000
 2  $5,000
 3  $4,000
 4  $3,000
 5  $2,100
 6  $1,800
 7  $1,550
8
 $1,000
 9  $700
 10  $575
 11  $450
 12  $375
 13  $300
14
 $225
 15  $175
   $31,250
Total M/F Purse
 $62,500

U.S. Purse
Place
 Prize
 1  $1,500
 2  $1,250
 3  $1,000
   $3,750
 Total M/F Purse
 $7,500

Combined Purse
 Overall Purse
$62,500
 U.S. Purse
$7,500
 Total Budget
$70,000

Eligibility
To be eligible for invitation, athletes must be a current USA Triathlon elite license holder or an international professional. A minimum of 50 percent of the field will be reserved for U.S. athletes, providing an opportunity for the nation’s emerging and Olympic-level triathletes to enhance draft-legal cycling skills and race tactics.

Schedule (all times Pacific)
7 a.m. – Venue Opens
7:30 a.m. – Race Course Opens (Athlete Warm Up)
8:30 a.m. – Female Heat 1
9 a.m. – Female Heat 2
9:30 a.m. – Female Heat 3
10 a.m. – Male Heat 1
10:30 a.m. – Male Heat 2
11 a.m. – Male Heat 3
4:30 p.m. – Race Course Opens (Athlete Warm Up)
6 p.m. – Female B Final
7 p.m. – Male B Final
8 p.m. – Female A Final
9 p.m. – Male A Final
10 p.m. – Awards Presentation
10:15 p.m. – Athlete Autograph Signing
10:30 p.m. – Event Concludes 

A Finals
Top three from each heat, fastest fourth place gets the 10th spot.

B Finals
Fourth, fifth and sixth in each heat then the fastest two times. 

Rules

  • International draft-legal rules will apply.
  • Event briefing will be posted at draftlegalrules.com.

Registration
Athletes may nominate for this event via ituentries@usatriathlon.org.

Nominations accepted until August 11. Final start list will be determined by August 15. 

Information
For more information please email craig.hanken@usatriathlon.org.

Media inquiries may be directed to lindsay.wyskowski@usatriathlon.org.

About The Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix
The Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix is the most exciting, high-performance and spectator-friendly triathlon event to be introduced to the U.S. The race format delivers an experience beyond anything that currently exists in the sport of triathlon and promotes the world’s best short-course professional athletes to both triathlon and mainstream fans in a comprehensive and inspirational fashion. The fast-action racing features a multiple lap format that puts spectators in the middle of the action while athletes push themselves to their limits. The Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix is a platform for professional athletes to showcase their explosive speed, stamina and bike handling skills on technical courses while giving spectators the opportunity to see some of the world's best athletes race elbow-to-elbow in a self-contained venue.

Course

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