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Racing is headed back to its roots with the new USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series.

USA Triathlon Launches Beginner-Friendly Retro Tri Series

Ten events aim to introduce newcomers to the sport

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon aims to return multisport to its roots with the inaugural USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series, which debuts this spring with 10 beginner-friendly events — one in each USA Triathlon region.

The focus of the Retro Tri Series is participation, rather than competition. The aim of the events is to introduce the sport of triathlon and educate race participants about the healthy and active multisport lifestyle. The events are open to first-timers, seasoned veterans and those looking to stay active, all while swimming, biking and running in a safe atmosphere. Each event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

“Our new Retro Tri Series events offer something for anyone interested in participating in the sport of triathlon,” USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach said. “These races can be for athletes who want a good, safe workout, or for someone who may feel intimidated by going to a larger race. We’re looking forward to this year’s events and can’t wait to introduce more and more newcomers to the multisport lifestyle.”

The Retro Tri Series events are geared toward adult and youth competitors age 13 and up. Each race will feature a 300-400-yard swim, 5-10-mile bike and 2-5-kilometer run.

For more on the USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series, visit usatretrotriseries.com.

2013 USA Triathlon Retro Series Schedule
April 27: Rio Grande Triathlon-Reverse Sprint, Albuquerque, N.M.
May 4: E-Bomb Triathlon, Biloxi, Miss.
June 8: Moses Lake Triathlon, Moses Lake, Wash.
June 23: Blue Ash Community Triathlon, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 20: Big Spring Super Sprint & Kids Tri, Big Spring, Texas
Aug. 4: Omaha Retro Family Triathlon, Omaha, Neb.
Aug. 10: Gaucho Super Sprint Triathlon, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Aug. 18: Runner’s Roost Retro Triathlon (R3 Tri), Buffalo, N.Y.
Aug. 31: FIU Triathlon, North Miami, Fla.
Nov. 3: Old Dominion University (ODU) Triathlon, Norfolk, Va.

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).

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