Organizers of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon announced today that a sprint-distance event, made up of a 400-meter swim, a 20K bike and a 5K run, has been added to the race-day lineup.
The St. Petersburg, Fla. event is known for attracting a stellar group of professionals and one of the biggest age-group fields in the country. The 2014 sprint and Olympic races will take place on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
“If you’re a first-timer, the sprint distance is a great choice,” said Philip Lahaye, race director, St. Anthony’s Triathlon in a press release. “You can be part of an internationally recognized event and get a true sense of what a triathlon is all about. It’s a great opportunity to give beginners the chance to race with some of the sport’s biggest names.”
St. Anthony’s Triathlon celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013 and approximately 3,500 athletes from more than 44 states and 23 countries participated in that event. The roster included 90 pro athletes who competed for a portion of the $65,000 prize purse. Germany’s Jan Frodeno and Canada’s Alicia Kaye earned the victories.
Registration for both events opens Dec. 1 at Satriathlon.com.
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