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The USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Class of 2012: Missy LeStrange, Jim MacLaren and Julie Moss

Hall of Fame Ceremony Approaching Sold-Out Status

Special guests added to stellar April 18 San Diego event program

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — This year’s USA Triathlon Hall of Fame induction ceremony — set for Thursday, April 18 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego — is nearing sold-out status for the fifth consecutive year, but a limited number of tickets to this exclusive event remain on sale via Active.com.

Top age-grouper Missy LeStrange, groundbreaking paratriathlete Jim MacLaren and the iconic Julie Moss comprise the fifth induction class of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame and will be honored at next month’s banquet.

In addition to the trio of legendary inductees, the event program will feature a number of special guests, including keynote speaker 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain, who will open his 2013 season at that weekend’s Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego.

The remaining special guests will introduce this year’s inductees. Moss will be introduced by broadcaster Jim Lampley, who covered Moss’ iconic crawl to the finish line at the 1982 Ironman World Championship. USA Triathlon Hall of Famer and Challenged Athletes Foundation founder Bob Babbitt will introduce Jim MacLaren’s brother, John. LeStrange will be introduced by longtime rival competitor Jo Garuccio.     

Individual tickets are on sale for $75 and include access to a cocktail reception, dinner and the inductee presentation. Ten-seat corporate or sponsor tables also are available for $750 until March 19. Tickets will be available via Active.com until April 14 or until the 250-attendee limit is reached.  

Information and registration questions should be directed to ellis.schieman@usatriathlon.org.

The USA Triathlon Hall of Fame was founded in 2008, and this year’s class will bring the total number of inductees to 22. Visit usatriathlon.org for more information on the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.

The USA Triathlon Hall of Fame induction ceremony will kick off the second Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego race weekend. One of just eight ITU World Triathlon Series events around the globe in 2013, the ITU World Triathlon San Diego will again feature an Olympic-caliber elite field competing on a historic course adjacent to the birthplace of the sport.

In addition to the elite and paratriathlon races, the event features Olympic- and sprint-distance age-group races, as well as an Olympic-distance relay and an aquabike event. More than 2,100 amateur triathletes competed at the 2012 World Triathlon San Diego. Visit sandiego.triathlon.org for more information on the 2013 event.

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 510,000 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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