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"This was the most fun I've ever had!" — What athletes are saying about Multisport National Championships Festival

by USA Triathlon

four triathletes pose together in front of the Multisport Festival backdrop.

"In all my years of triathlon, this was the most fun I’ve ever had," said Clydesdale National Champion Lance Fargo (Ocean View, Del.) after racing the Mixed Relay National Championship at the 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival in Irving, Texas. 

Fargo teamed up with Kevin Gaston (Atlanta, Ga.), Grace Collar, 44 (Shelburne Falls, Ma.) and Leslie Battle (Warwick, R.I.) to win the Clydesdale & Athena national championship in the mixed relay, the exciting, high-paced and spectator-friendly National Championships format that made its USA Triathlon age group debut at Multisport National Championships Festival. 

In the Mixed Relay, teams of four (in the order of man-woman-man-woman) compete, with each team member completing a 250m swim, 5k bike, 1.2k run triathlon before tagging their teammate. High-energy and fun, the Mixed Relay invites spectators to line the race’s tag zone and cheer as athletes finish their leg to tag their teammate. 

“The energy at the finish line was intense. Between the spectators and all of the other team members, there was a lot more of a collected investment of encouragement than you would normally see in a race,” Fargo said about the 2022 race. 

Athletes will again have the opportunity to race in the Mixed Relay National Championships at the 2023 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival, taking place April 19-23 in Irving, Texas! 

Want to race the Mixed Relay with friends? Check out the 2023 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival in Irving, Texas! Mixed Relay. Duathlon. Aquathlon. Aquabike. Draft-legal. It will all be there April 19-23! No qualification required - all abilities welcome! Come try something new and REGISTER TODAY


“This race brings everybody together. We’re all together cheering for the same race. We’re racing as a team. Whether you’re ahead or behind, everybody is there. We’re in the chutes together. I love this event.”Alex Leandri (Nashville, Tenn.) of the national championship winning Mixed Relay team. 

“We figured, we came all the way to Texas, so might as well race as many times as we can.”Alexandra Schwein (Broomfield, Colo.), Draft-legal Sprint Triathlon national champion who also raced the Aquabike and Mixed Relay National Championships. 

a female triathlete is smiling after she crossed the finish line. she is holding the finish line tape

“I love it. I love it even more than the long stuff. You get to see what you’re made of.”Brave Mays (Aubrey, Texas) who won the inaugural Super Sprint Triathlon Time Trial National Championships. 

“Racing the super sprint distance is so much fun! It’s so short and just all-out from the get-go.” — Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), decorated national champion on racing the Super Sprint Triathlon Time Trial National Championships, which consists of a 250-meter swim, a 5k bike and 1.2k run and takes about 20 minutes to complete. 

“This sport is fueled by competition, but I think even more so it’s inspired by an extremely kind and beautiful community. That was evident every day here.”Miguel Mattox (Mill Valley, Calif.), multiple-time national champion and a member of Leandri's winning Mixed Relay team. 

Want to race multisport this spring? Check out the 2023 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival in Irving, Texas! April 19-23. No qualification required - all abilities welcome! Bring your friends, come try something new and REGISTER TODAY

a group of four triathletes, two female, two male, embrace each other after winning the mixed relay

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