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For the third consecutive year the Olympic-Distance race at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, scheduled for Aug. 18 in Burlington, Vt., has sold out in record time.
See the press release from USA Triathlon below:
Contested each year since 1983, Age Group Nationals has sold out just twice before – last year when the field reached capacity nearly two months in advance, and in 2010, when all slots were filled one week prior to the event in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Burlington will host the largest-ever USA Triathlon-owned National Championship in 2012, with a total of 4,100 slots available — 2,100 for the Olympic-Distance race on Saturday, Aug. 18 and 2,000 set for the Sprint National Championship to be held on Sunday, Aug. 19. Athletes representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia are slated to compete.
“We have already had more athletes register for the Olympic-Distance National Championship than in the event’s history. Burlington was a spectacular venue last year, and triathletes across the country are looking for their opportunity to win national titles and represent Team USA at the 2013 ITU Age Group World Championship in London, England,” said USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach.
“Because we have a number of top athletes hoping to qualify for this race at Regional Championships and Special Qualifiers that have not yet been held, we have allocated a limited number of spots for these upcoming regional events to allow athletes the opportunity to qualify. Additionally, we are exploring the possibility of expanding the transition area to accommodate the growing number of triathletes interested in competing at this national championship event.”
To find out about alternative registration options and the wait list, visit Usatriathlon.org.