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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Triathlon is one of 18 medal sports at the 2009 Summer National Senior Games being held in San Francisco, Calif., August 1-15.

More than 160 triathletes ranging in age from 50 to 85 will race a 400m swim, 20k bike, and 5k run at the Port of Redwood City venue on Saturday, August 1.

Among the competitors are several who have made their names as USA Triathlon All America selections and members of Team USA, including the following:

50-54 Female: Lynn M Reedy, CA

55-59 Female: Ruth A. King, PA

60-64 Female: Paula E Larsen, WI

50-54 Male: Eugene Allwine, ID, and Perry Lange, VA

60-64 Male: Don Utsinger, IA

75-79 Male: Brad Leonard, VA

80-84 Male: Frank Farrar, SD

Located just seven miles from the Stanford University Campus, the Port of Redwood City has over a mile of waterfront public access, including walking and viewing areas. The Port is the location each spring for "Opening Day" of boating season. Events regularly held on the waterfront of the Port include crew races, Hawaiian outrigger canoe races, and sailing regattas. The Stanford Boathouse is situated on the waterfront. The 400-meter swim will take place in a sheltered cove. Both cycling and running will be held on fast, flat courses through adjacent office parks.

Terry Davis of Tri-California Events is serving as race director for the event. Davis brings more than 25 years of experience producing events and is responsible for some of the most popular triathlons in the world. He organizes and oversees the Wildflower Triathlons, Scott Tinley's Adventures, the Treasure Island Triathlon, and the popular Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

More than 10,000 athletes are expected to participate in 580 events from the 18 medal sports and seven demonstration sports over the Games’ two weeks of competition.

Qualifying for many of the events took place at 50 state senior games championships in 2008. All athletes who participated in a 2008 State Senior Games and finished their competition were eligible to enter the 2009 National Senior Games.

Learn more about the 2009 Senior Games.

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About the Senior Games
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a non-profit member of the United States Olympic Committee dedicated to motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.

The organization governs the Summer National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors, and other national senior athletic events. It is an umbrella for member state organizations across the United States that host State Senior Games. The NSGA supports and sanctions these member state organizations so that adults can participate in their state in events year-round.

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the national governing body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 2,800 races and connects with more than 120,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games, and the Olympic Games.

USAT Media Contact:
Jason Mucher
Communications & Media Relations Manager
PH: 719-955-2805
FAX: 719-597-2121

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