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One of the country’s largest triathlons can be seen on television this coming weekend. Coverage of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, which took place back in April, can be seen on Versus this Sunday, Oct. 3. Americans Cameron Dye and Sarah Haskins tooks the victories at the Olympic-distance event.
See the press release below:
Thousands of athletes from around the world, including one of the sport’s deepest pro fields, can be seen competing in the 2010 St. Anthony’s Triathlon held earlier this year in downtown St. Petersburg when the Sunday, Oct. 3, national broadcast airs at 3:30 p.m. EST on the Versus Network.
Now in its 27th year, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, which traditionally marks the year’s first major race in the U.S., attracts some of the world’s best athletes who relish the scenic, waterfront course, competitive field and expertise that goes into managing this Olympic-distance event. St. Anthony’s Triathlon has been named “Race of the Year” by USA Triathlon and has also served as a qualifier for the Ironman World Championship. In 2010, it was once again the USA Triathlon Regional Championship.
This year’s broadcast represents only the second time St. Anthony’s Triathlon has been nationally televised. Highlights from the April 24 – 25 competition that combines swimming, cycling and running will include more than 4,000 athletes representing 46 states and 18 countries racing to complete a course that encompasses a 1.5-kilometer (.92 miles) swim, a 40-kilometer (24.8 miles) bike ride and 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) run.