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Elite Championships Added to USA Triathlon’s Duathlon Nationals Slate
Run-bike-run event set for Oct. 26 in Tucson/Oro Valley, Ariz.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — This year’s Elite Duathlon National Championships has been added to the event lineup for USA Triathlon’s 2013 Duathlon National Championships, slated for Oct. 26 in Tucson/Oro Valley, Ariz.
Elite athletes will compete in a standard-distance duathlon event featuring a 5-kilometer run, 35-kilometer bike and a second 5-kilometer run. A $5,000 total prize purse will be on the line — $2,500 for the men and $2,500 for the women. The first-place finisher will earn $1,250, with $750 going to the runner-up and $500 to the third-place finisher.
In 2012, Daniel Hedgecock and D’Ann Arthur claimed the elite duathlon national titles at Powerman Alabama. Tucson/Oro Valley hosted the event in 2011 with Nicole LaSelle and Matthew Russell earning the victories at Elite Nationals.
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 500,000 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).