WTC Launches New Global Event Series

Oct. 5, 2010 (Tampa, Fla.) – Today, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), best known for its worldwide Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races, announces the launch of a new global event series titled 5150.  All events within the 5150 Triathlon Series include a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.  Event information, including online registration details, will be available in the coming weeks on www.5150.com.

Starting in 2011, the 5150 Series will be the largest international distance triathlon series in the world and will be the first non-drafting international race series of its kind, offering a competitive platform for professional and age group athletes.  The 2011 event schedule will offer 13 domestic events as well as a handful of international races.  The Hy-Vee Triathlon will host the 5150 U.S. Championship, offering professional athletes the opportunity to compete for $1 million in prize money.  Additional international race locations in Europe and Asia-Pacific will be announced soon.

2011 5150 Series (United States)

March 13                      Miami International Triathlon (Miami, Fla.)

May 1                           St. Anthony’s Triathlon (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

May 15                         5150 New Orleans (New Orleans, La.)

May 22                         Memphis in May Triathlon (Tunica, Miss.)

June 19                         Washington D.C. Triathlon (Washington, D.C.)

June 25                         5150 Provo (Provo, Utah)

July 10                          Boulder Peak Triathlon (Boulder, Colo.)

August 7                       Nautica New York City Triathlon (New York, N.Y.)

September 4                 Hy-Vee Triathlon/5150 U.S. Championship (Des Moines, Iowa)

September 11               5150 Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Ga.)

October 2                     5150 Lake Las Vegas (Henderson, Nev.)

October 23                   5150 Galveston (Galveston, Texas)

November 12               5150 Clearwater/5150 Series Finale (Clearwater, Fla.)

2011 5150 Series (International)

June 5                           5150 Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)

June 12                         5150 Klagenfurt (Klagenfurt, Austria)

July 9                            5150 Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)

For information on 5150, please stay tuned to www.5150.com.  Athlete inquiries should be directed to AthleteServices@5150.com.  Please direct media-related inquiries to Jessica Weidensall at Jessica@ironman.com or 813.868.5914.

About World Triathlon Corporation

World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is a Tampa-based company recognized for athletic excellence, distinguished events and quality products. WTC’s growing portfolio includes the Ironman, Ironman 70.3, 5150, Iron Girl and IronKids brands, which have a combined total of more than 115 events worldwide each year. Supported by partners including Ford, Timex, Foster Grant and PowerBar, Ironman is the No.1 user-based sports brand in the world and has been a respected name in triathlon since its inception in 1978.

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