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Three ITU Pan American Cups are headed to U.S. soil in 2013.
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USA Triathlon to Host Three ITU Pan American Cups in 2013

Draft-legal races set for Clermont, Fla., Sarasota, Fla., and Dallas, Texas

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — American elite triathletes will have three opportunities to compete on their home soil in draft-legal International Triathlon Union Pan American Cup events — while chasing $50,000 in prize money — during the 2013 season.

The fast and furious ITU race action kicks off on back-to-back, early-season weekends in Florida. The Clermont (Fla.) Sprint ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup is slated for March 9, 2013, followed by the Olympic-distance Sarasota (Fla.) ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup on March 16, 2013.

Racing on consecutive weekends in such close proximity will give competing athletes the opportunity to train locally in between events to minimize travel, while providing the chance to earn valuable ITU rankings points in advance of the April 18-20 ITU World Triathlon San Diego.

The final 2013 ITU Pan American Cup in the U.S. will be the Olympic-distance Dallas ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup on June 1, 2013.

In addition to the elite international races, all three events will host age-group races, giving amateurs the opportunity to compete in the same venues as top ITU pros. The Clermont event will host a draft-legal Under-25 Elite Development Race (ages 16-25) and a Youth F1 race (ages 12-16), as well as an age-group sprint race. Sarasota will stage an age-group Mixed Team Relay race, while Dallas will host a Youth F1 race, as well as age-group Olympic, sprint and “My First Tri” races. 

Information on each race can be found on the event websites listed below.

2013 Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup
March 9, Clermont, Fla.
Event Website: www.draftlegalchallenge.com
Prize Purse: $10,000 ($5,000 women, $5,000 men)
 
2013 Sarasota ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup
March 16, Sarasota, Fla.  
Event Website: www.nbpchallenge.com
Prize Purse: $20,000 ($10,000 women, $10,000 men)
 
2013 Dallas ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup
June 1, Dallas, Texas
Event Website: www.playtri.com/festival
Prize Purse: $20,000 ($10,000 women, $10,000 men)

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Related Topics

Pan American Cup, ITU

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