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The Revolution 3 Triathlon Race Series announced today the addition of a fourth race to the series. The sprint and Olympic triathlons will take place on the weekend of February 19 and 20, 2011 in Costa Rica.
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Revolution 3 is proud to announce its first international triathlon race in the exotic country of Costa Rica. Revolution 3 Costa Rica will take place the weekend of February 19 & 20, 2011. On Saturday, races include two kid’s triathlons, a Sprint-Rev triathlon, and an Olympic Rev triathlon. On Sunday, the feature race of the weekend will be the Half-Rev where athletes will compete for $30,000 in total prize money.
Over the course of the weekend, athletes will swim 80-degree waters in Guanacaste, the northwest providence in Costa Rica, while spectators observe from white sandy beaches. The bike course will take the athletes through varying landscapes throughout northern Costa Rica, amid miles of untouched natural forests, mountains and beachfront communities. The run course will begin at the beach, where athletes will run adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, enter through a small “Tico” town filled with cheering locals and back through the race venue. Athletes are sure to get a flavor of Costa Rica with each carefully designed course.
Professional triathlete, Bree Wee, was quick to respond to the announcement. “The moment I heard REV3 was hosting a triathlon in Costa Rica 2011 I asked them to sign me up, even before I entered any 2010 races! Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful, loving countries in the world. The Ticos are sure to welcome REV3 triathlon with open arms and embrace the triathletes equally as much as the athletes will fall in love with what the country will provide in the way of a challenging, gorgeous course.”
There will be activities for all family members throughout the weekend. Kids ages 9-13 will be able to enter to race for FREE (limited to the first 200). “The Costa Rica Triathlon Federation has done an excellent job at developing the sport to accommodate kids and we want to support that initiative” says Eric Opdyke, Rev3 race director.
Karen Rembert, event director at Coco Bay Estates in Guanacaste, shares her excitement. “Having Revolution 3 bring a professional race into Costa Rica is something I am definitely looking forward to. I think that some of the kids here need to see what the next level is all about. We have one really strong competitor in Costa Rica, and he goes everywhere else in the world to compete, yet doesn’t have anyone coming into his backyard. So I think it will be great for the sport, for tourism and for the community.”
“It’s like a dream come true,” states Sylvia Gonzles, Vice President of the Triathlon Federation, “to have an international triathlon of this caliber come into Costa Rica. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do. We will make a beautiful triathlon and everyone will be happy to experience something different.”
Henry Nunez, President of Olympic Committee, agrees. “This is an excellent sport. On behalf of the Olympic committee, we are going to support this event.”
Registration of the event will open soon, and will be available through the official website at Rev3tri.com. Each athlete will receive an event tech shirt, finisher’s medal, Rev3 hat or visor, Rev3 sling bag, and much more. Additionally, athletes will be offered special pricing on tourist excursions.