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Milwaukee to Host USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series Event on Aug. 9

Elites and junior elites compete in growing draft-legal format

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series will showcase the draft-legal talents of 35 elite and junior elite athletes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9 in conjunction with the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships weekend.

Held on and around the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World, elite and junior elite triathletes will complete two continuous circuits of the same course, including a 325-meter swim, 4-kilometer bike and 1.5-kilometer run. The women are slated to start at 1:45 p.m. CT, and the men will start at 2:55 p.m. CT. Visit usatriathlon.org/ss14milwaukee for more information.

“With an immense amount of triathlon talent on display as part of our Age Group Nationals weekend, we believed it made sense to showcase the Super Sprint Series as part of the schedule,” said Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon CEO. “The Milwaukee community has been incredibly supportive of our event, and we hope they will enjoy this exciting new format as part of the races next weekend.”

Athletes will compete for a share of the prize purse of $4,950 split evenly between the men’s and women’s fields. The top finisher will receive $1,450, while the second-place finisher will earn $600 and the third-place finisher will earn $425. The USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series offers the opportunity for the nation’s emerging and Olympic-level triathletes to enhance draft-legal cycling skills and race tactics. A current start list is below.

The Milwaukee Super Sprint event is part of an exciting multisport weekend in Milwaukee, with a record field of 5,700 age-group athletes competing in the 2014 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. All of the weekend’s events — Olympic-Distance Nationals, Sprint Nationals and the Super Sprint race — will be live streamed on usatriathlon.org, with races beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10. More information on live coverage from Milwaukee will be available next week.

Milwaukee Super Sprint Series Start List
Women

Victoria Clinton (Elburn, Ill.)
Devon Dabney (Atlanta, Ga.)
Megan Dustin (Feeding Hills, Mass.)
Avery Evenson (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Abby Geurink (Hudsonville, Mich.)
Zara Guinard (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Haele Jasen (Belgium, Wis.)
Samantha Kennedy (East Lansing, Mich.)
Alexandra Lorenz (Dundee, Ill.)
Sara McLarty (Clermont, Fla.)
Phelan Purnell (Pewaukee, Wis.)
Heidi Stimac (Geneva, Ill.)
Savannah Wayner (Dicky Beach, Queensland)

Men
Max Bennett (Parker, Colo.)
Ben Collins (Chicago, Ill.)
Tucker Creger (Shelbyville, Ky.)
Robbie Deckard (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Nickolaus Early (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
Cullen Goss (Athens, Ga.)
Alex Hernandez (Gulf Breeze, Fla.)
Jack Hiniker (Edina, Minn.)
Cooper Langanis (Cary, Ill.)
Alex Libin (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Dillon Nobbs (La Verne, Calif.)
Ryan Rau (Milford, Mich.)
Tyler Rodgers (Coto de Caza, Calif.)
Justin Roeder (Fishers, Ind.)
Jarrod Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.)
Darr Smith (Atlanta, Ga.)
Andrew Starykowicz (Wauconda , Ill.)
Chris Sweet (Lexington, Ill.)
Alexander Thomas (St. Charles, Ill.)
James Thorp (Toledo, Ohio)
Tyson Wieland (Johnston, Iowa)
Alec Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif.)

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 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 Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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