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More than 3000 triathletes are will be participating in tomorrow’s Washington, DC Triathlon, now in its second year and part of the 5150 Triathlon Series. The race features sprint and Olympic-distance races that wind through the monumental corridors. The race starts in the Potomac River and finishes on Pennsylvania Avenue.
More than 30 pros are participating in this year’s race for a total prize purse of $25,000. The pro field is significantly stronger than last year’s inaugural race. Top athletes on the men’s side include American Matty Reed (former Olympian and prolific short-course racer), Australian Paul Matthews (who recently won Ironman 70.3 Kansas), American Andrew Yoder (a two-time Columbia Triathlon winner), Australian Tim Reed.
On the women’s side are American Sara McLarty (one of the strongest swimmers in short course and 2010 winner of the Life Time Fitness Race to the Toyota Cup Series), American Becky Lavelle (2008 Toyota Cup Series champion), Rebeccah Wassner and Laurel Wassner (who finished first and second, respectively, at last year’s New York City Triathlon), Alicia Kaye (an ITU racer who finished fourth at St. Anthony’s Triathlon this year), second-year pro Jenny Fletcher (runner-up at Nautica South Beach Triathlon last year), American Amanda Felder Derkacs (a two-time collegiate national champion), and second-year pro Jennifer Tetrick.
Visit Triathlete.com tomorrow for a race report from Washington, D.C.