Hour-long broadcast showcases unique spectator-friendly triathlon format
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Men’s and women’s race coverage from the Las Vegas stop of the elite 2014 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series will be televised on Universal Sports Network on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., showcasing a unique triathlon format on the rise in the U.S.
A 60-minute national broadcast of the Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix, held Sept. 11 under the lights in Las Vegas, will premiere at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on Oct. 1. Ten women and 10 men completed two continuous circuits of a 300-meter swim in a portable pool, 5-kilometer bike and 2-kilometer run in the finals with a share of the $70,000 prize purse on the line. The women’s final featured five Olympians and a sprint finish in the final straightaway, while top-10 world ranked Australian Aaron Royle and American mile record-holder Alan Webb participated in the men’s final. The network’s broadcast team will be Craig Hummer on play-by-play alongside analyst and 2008 U.S. Olympian Julie Ertel Swail.
Universal Sports will also show encore presentations of the event on Oct. 1 at 11 p.m., Oct. 2 at 3 a.m., Oct. 3 at 1 a.m., Oct 4 at 4 a.m., and Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. (all times Eastern.)
Universal Sports Network, home to the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships in Chicago, is available on Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country. Find Universal Sports Network in your area by visiting http://www.universalsports.com/iwantuniversalsports.html.
The USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series was launched in 2013 to showcase the world’s best elite triathletes in an exciting, spectator-friendly format, and returned to Las Vegas for the second year. The race was produced by USA Triathlon and KANGA Productions at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Visit usatriathlon.org/ss14lasvegas for more information.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).