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As the top sanctioning body in triathlon in the United States, the USAT Organization honors not just professionals, but also amateurs in its annual awards. Today, USAT announced the recipients of the 2009 Garmin Age-Group Athletes of The Year.
See the press release below:
USA Triathlon is pleased to announce the 2009 Garmin Age Group Athletes of the Year and Accenture Paratriathletes of the Year, an honor awarded annually by the USAT Age Group Commission and the USAT Duathlon Committee.
Triathlon and duathlon athletes were selected in various categories, including overall, masters, grand masters and juniors.
“These talented athletes displayed fantastic results at various distance races which set them apart from others,” said Lee Zohlman, co-chair of the USAT Age Group Commission. “Each year, a panel of USAT member volunteers meet and look at a group of athletes and their results. Based on performances across various race distances, depth of fields and quality of races the panel chooses the AOY. We congratulate these athletes on their hard work and dedication and wish them the best in 2010.”