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New Denver Triathlon A Possibility For 2011

A new Olympic-distance triathlon is a possibility for Denver in July of this year.

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A new Olympic-distance triathlon is a possibility for Denver in July of this year.

Having recently endured icy streets, snow-covered trails and cold temperatures that chased local endurance athletes indoors for a couple of days, it might be difficult to ponder the notion of a triathlon in the heat of summer. But Denver just might have an exciting new one this year that finishes at Invesco Field at Mile High.

An inaugural Denver Triathlon has been tentatively scheduled for July 24. It’s not a done deal — a lot of details still must be worked out — but Ironman triathlete Chris Laskey is giving his all to make it happen.

“It’s not that this area is lacking for triathlons,” Laskey said. “It’s just that, with the amount of triathletes in the area and the type of city Denver is, it’s time for (a triathlon) that showcases the city and becomes a major marquee event. Not just for the mountain region, but for the nation.”

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