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The 2009 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship could be one of the most competitive yet, and a number of USAT sponsors have gotten in on the act by putting up over $25,000 in product awards for the best amateur triathletes in the country.
The athletes will be competing for National Champion status in their respective age groups as well as overall categories including Masters and Grand Masters divisions, and USAT corporate partners have stepped up to give these athletes a little more to race for in Tuscaloosa.
Overall champions will take home nearly $500 in product prizes, but that still leaves plenty in the pot with another $500 in sponsor product to be shared among the top 5 of each age group.
Additional categories will also be amply awarded. The fastest male and female bike splits on the day will receive a new TRIAD frame from Blue Competition Cycles and the fastest swim splits will win a new wetsuit from USA Triathlon Wetsuits.
Several other key sponsors are stepping up to bring an incredible value to the awards ceremony. Rudy Project will offer up $3,000 in helmets and sunglasses, while Zone Labs is awarding $10,000 in supplements. There are hundreds of dollars in prizes up for grabs from other partners like Selle Italia, Fuel Belt, Flex Power, EcoSportsBottle, and Trigger Point.
Finally the National Champion jersey tradition continues, with Squadra jerseys going to each age group and overall champion.
Provided by USA Triathlon.