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Junior and Youth Nationals head to Ohio in 2012.
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USA Triathlon Finalizes 2012 National Championship Slate

Junior and Youth, Club, Elite and Aquabike Nationals set for next season

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the details for four of its 2012 National Championship events — the Junior and Youth National Championship, the Club National Championship, the Elite National Championship and the Aquabike National Championship.

With a number of events for ages 7-19, Junior and Youth Nationals is slated for Aug. 11-12, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio. Youth Elite (ages 13-15) and Junior Elite (ages 16-19) National Championships, as well as youth events for ages 7-15, will be held Aug. 11, followed by the always-exciting mixed team relay Aug. 12. Registration will open Jan. 12 for all events at usatriathlon.org.

The 2012 USA Triathlon Club National Championship will be held in conjunction with Long Course Nationals at the Sept. 22, 2012, Redman Triathlon in Oklahoma City, Okla. Registration is now open at redmantriathlon.com.

For the second consecutive year, the nation’s top Olympic-distance athletes will vie for the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship at the Nickel City Triathlon on Sept. 15, 2012. Olympians Laura Bennett and Hunter Kemper were victorious at 2011 Elite Nationals.

Making its debut in 2012 is USA Triathlon’s Aquabike National Championship, set for June 24, 2012, in Richmond, Va., in conjunction with the I Love the Tavern Triathlon. Registration for the swim-bike event is now open at richmondmultisports.com.

Visit usatnationalevents.org for more information on each USA Triathlon National Championship. 

2012 USA Triathlon National Championship Schedule
(Click links below for event and registration information)

Date  National Championship Location
Jan. 22 Winter Triathlon National Championship (Gunstock Winter Triathlon) Gilford, N.H.
March 25 Elite Duathlon National Championship (Powerman Alabama) Pelham, Ala.
April 21-22 Collegiate National Championship Tuscaloosa, Ala.
April 28  Age Group Duathlon National Championship Tucson/Oro Valley, Ariz.
May 28 Paratriathlon National Championship (Capital of Texas Triathlon) Austin, Texas
June 3 Long Course Duathlon National Championship (Blackwater Duathlon) Cambridge, Md.
June 24
Aquabike National Championship (I Love the Tavern Triathlon) Richmond, Va.
July 28 Aquathlon National Championship (Islander Aquathlon) Mercer Island, Wash.
Aug. 11-12
Junior and Youth National Championship (ages 7-19) West Chester, Ohio
Aug. 18 Olympic-Distance National Championship Burlington, Vt.
Aug. 19 Sprint National Championship Burlington, Vt.
Sept. 15
Elite National Championship (Nickel City Triathlon)
Buffalo, N.Y.
Sept. 22 Long Course Triathlon National Championship (Redman Triathlon) Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 22
Club National Championship (Redman Triathlon)
Oklahoma City, Okla.

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