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USAT Aquathlon Nationals Slated for Sunday in California


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Triathlon’s 2010 Aquathlon National Championship will take place Sunday in conjunction with the San Ramon Aquathlon at the Dougherty Valley Aquatic Complex in San Ramon, Calif.

Aquathlon events usually are contested in a run-swim-run format, and Sunday’s race consists of two 1.5-mile runs sandwiched around a 1,000-meter swim. Click here to learn more about the sport of aquathlon.

In addition to national titles, event participants will be competing for a spot on Team USA for the 2010 ITU World Aquathlon Championship on Sept. 8 in Budapest, Hungary. The top 10 finishers in each age group will qualify to represent the United States on the international stage.

Visit the event website for full information
, and click here for a start list as of Friday. This year’s Aquathlon National Championship marks the second time in the last three years that the event has been held in California.

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USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 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 Summer Olympic Games.