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Pan American Games

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Held every four years in the year before the Olympic Games, the Pan American Games are the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The history of the Pan American Games dates back to 1951 when the Games were first hosted by Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 2011 Pan American Games mark the 16th celebration of the Pan American Sports Organization event. The U.S. has hosted the event twice, in Indianapolis in 1987 and Chicago in 1959.

The U.S. has captured eight all-time Pan American Games medals, including four gold, since triathlon made its debut in 1995. Americans swept the top spots in 2007 with Julie Ertel and Andy Potts winning gold in Rio de Janeiro. Only Canada’s nine all-time medals top the U.S. in Pan American Games triathlon history.

USA Triathlon Pan American Games Roster (Oct. 23, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)  
Name (Current Residence/Hometown

Sarah Haskins (Colorado Springs, Colo./St. Louis, Mo.) 
Gwen Jorgensen (Milwaukee, Wis./Milwaukee, Wis.)
Sara McLarty (Clermont, Fla./DeLand, Fla.)
Women's start list

Name (Current Residence/Hometown) 
Matt Chrabot (Colorado Springs, Colo./Virginia Beach, Va.) 
Mark Fretta (Colorado Springs, Colo./Portland, Ore.) 
Manuel Huerta (Miami, Fla./Miami, Fla.)
Men's start list

Pan American Games News

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Event Type: International
Event Date: Oct. 23, 2011
Location: Puerta Vallarta, MEX
Start Time: 8:00 AM CST
Distance: 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Website: Official Website

Pan Am Games Poll

At the last Pan American Games, the U.S. swept the men's and women's gold medals. What type of hardware will the athletes bring home this year?

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