COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2014 USA Paratriathlon National Championships, originally scheduled for May 26 at the Life Time Tri CapTex in Austin, Texas, will now take place Sept. 21 in Tempe, Ariz., in conjunction with the Life Time Tri Tempe at Tempe Town Lake.
The change was made, in part, following the newly introduced International Triathlon Union classification system for paratriathlon, which will not debut in the U.S. until May 31-June 1 at the 2014 Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships. USA Paratriathlon, a program of USA Triathlon, intends to have a complete National Classification system in place prior to the National Championships in Tempe. Information on classification appointments will be available soon on usaparatriathlon.org.
“Tempe has proven itself as one of the top triathlon cities in the country,” said Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon CEO. “We look forward to awarding national titles to our paratriathletes at Life Time Tri Tempe in September. The Life Time Tri CapTex in Austin will still host a physically challenged (PC) division and has always been a welcoming host for our paratriathletes. We again thank them for their generosity.”
“We are excited to host the USA Paratriathlon National Championships at a Life Time Tri event and honored to have such inspiring athletes competing at Life Time Tri Tempe,” said Kimo Seymour, Vice President of Life Time Athletic Events. “We look forward to providing the athletes with an outstanding experience in the City of Tempe, which has been an exceptional partner for us at Life Time for many years.”
Qualifying criteria for USA Paratriathlon Nationals will be announced at a later date once information on the classification system is set. Visit usatriathlon.org for more information on USA Paratriathlon Nationals.
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About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 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).