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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon has determined the events in each of its 10 regions that will serve as the 2013 Regional Championships and Special Qualifiers, which provide athletes the opportunity to qualify for the 2013 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships.

The top 33 percent of each age group at Regional Championships and Special Qualifiers contested prior to July 29 will automatically qualify for the 2013 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships, which will take place Aug. 10 in Milwaukee, Wis. Regional Championships or Special Qualifiers held after July 29 will qualify athletes for 2014 Olympic-Distance Nationals.

Registration for a number of Regional Championships and Special Qualifying races is open now. Find out more about the Regional Championships and Special Qualifiers at

Also, visit for complete details on 2013 Olympic-Distance Nationals and to learn more about other qualification standards for the event.

2013 USA Triathlon Regional Championships
Florida: St. Anthony’s Triathlon (April 28, St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey State Triathlon (July 21, West Windsor, N.J.)
Mideast: Epic Races (June 30, Grass Lake, Mich.)
Midwest: Omaha Triathlon (July 21, Omaha, Neb.)
Northeast: Mass State Triathlon (July 14, Winchendon, Mass.)
Pacific Northwest: Portland Triathlon (Sept. 22, Portland, Ore.) – Qualifier for 2014 Nationals
Rocky Mountain: Boulder Peak Triathlon (July 14, Boulder, Colo.)
South Midwest: Route 66 Olympic-Distance Triathlon (June 2, El Reno, Okla.)
Southeast: Memphis in May Triathlon (May 19, Memphis, Tenn.)
Southwest: California International Triathlon (June 30, Pleasanton, Calif.)

2013 USA Triathlon Special Qualifiers
Mid-Atlantic: Rock Hall Triathlon (June 1, Rock Hall, Md.)
Mideast: Leon’s Triathlon (June 2, Hammond, Ind.)
Rocky Mountain: Echo Triathlon (Date TBD, Coalville, Utah)
South Midwest: TriWaco Olympic-Distance (July 28, Waco, Texas)

About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 455,000 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 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).