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Team USA Aims for Long Distance World Titles in France

Saturday’s race features a 4k swim, 120k bike, 30k run course

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — More than 70 athletes representing Team USA are set to race on Saturday at the 2013 International Triathlon Union Long Distance World Championships in Belfort, France.

All athletes will complete a 4-kilometer swim, 120-kilometer bike and 30-kilometer run with action beginning at 8 a.m. local time with the elite wave. The first age-group wave is set for 8:40 a.m. Visit triathlon.org for more information on the event.

The Team USA age-groupers competing qualified for Long Distance Worlds based on their finishes at the 2012 USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships held in Oklahoma City, Okla. Six athletes who won national titles in 2012 are on the start list:

  • Grand Masters Male and M60-64: Victor Selenow (Buena Vista, Colo.)
  • M20-24: Brandon Zelfer (Rapid City, S.D.)
  • F25-29: Lauren Olson (Mesa, Ariz.)
  • F45-49: Mary Guertin (Monson, Mass.)
  • M65-69: Dennis Geiser (Pittsboro, N.C.)
  • Athena: Helen Zurek (Grass Valley, Calif.)

Team USA is comprised of the nation's top amateur triathletes who represent the United States at each ITU world championship event. Visit usatriathlon.org for more 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 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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