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USA Triathlon Aquabike Nationals Debuts in Richmond on Sunday
First-ever swim-bike championship held in conjunction with the I Love the Tavern Triathlon
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon’s first-ever Aquabike National Championship will be contested Sunday alongside the I Love the Tavern Triathlon in Richmond, Va.
The newest event on USA Triathlon’s diverse national championship schedule, Aquabike Nationals will feature a 650-meter swim followed by an 18-mile bike. As of Thursday, nearly 150 athletes ranging in age from 15 to 79 are slated to compete in the first-year event with national titles on the line.
Visit usatriathlon.org for complete race information.
The nation’s top aquabike athletes were ranked by USA Triathlon for the first time in 2011.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, 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, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 4,000 races and connects with more than 150,000 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, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.