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USA Triathlon’s Long Course Triathlon and Aquabike Nationals Set for Sunday
The long-distance events are held alongside Rev3 South Carolina
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Athletes from across the country will compete for national titles on Oct. 13 at the 2013 USA Triathlon Long Course and Aquabike National Championships, held in conjunction with Rev3 South Carolina in Anderson, S.C.
Race-day action will begin Sunday at 7:50 a.m. with the long course triathlon event, which consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. The aquabike race features a 1.2-mile swim and 56-mile bike. Both events will start at the City of Anderson Recreation Area at Lake Hartwell. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the bike includes rolling hills and a few large climbs, while the run course utilizes local running trails. Visit rev3tri.com for event details and a complete schedule of events.
Dave Slavinski (Point Pleasant, N.J.) and Elizabeth Waterstraat (Naperville, Ill.) captured overall titles at Long Course Nationals in 2012, when the event was held at the Redman Triathlon in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Aquabike Nationals is only in its second year, and David Luscan (Richmond, Va.) and Martha Hall (Tyrone, Ga.) won the first-ever national titles in the event last June in Richmond, Va.
In addition to chasing national titles, athletes competing in Long Course Triathlon Nationals will be vying for spots on Team USA for the 2014 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, which will be held in Weihai, China, on Sept. 21, 2014. The top 20 athletes per age group (rolling down to 25th place) will earn a Team USA spot. Team USA is comprised of age group athletes who represent the U.S. at each ITU world championship event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more information on Team USA.
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 550,000 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).