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Inaugural event on May 14 attracts some of the biggest names in sport of triathlon with new 250-kilometer ultra-distance category.
Some of the biggest names in triathlon will compete in the Leadman Triathlon Life Time EPIC 250 May 14 in Las Vegas. Professional triathletes including Hillary Biscay, 2008 Ironman Wisconsin Champion, and Matt Lieto, who currently holds the bike course record in an Ironman 70.3, will compete in the 5K swim, 223K bike and 22K run. Both professionals and amateurs will swim in the shadow of Dead Man’s Island, bike through the Valley of Fire State Park and run on a picturesque trail. The course also features more than 7,000 feet of climbing and a peak elevation of 2,600 feet in historic Boulder City.
“I’m very excited to be a part of the first group to experience this new breed of event in long course racing,” said Biscay. “I’ve dreamed of an event with a long swim and distance longer than Ironman that I could add to my calendar without it wreaking havoc on the rest of my schedule, and I have that with the Leadman EPIC 250. Plus, I am familiar with the race venue and know how beautiful and challenging the course is; I cannot wait for this race!”
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