Pleasanton, CA – June 27, 2010 – Karen Tusting of Benicia, CA defeated over 300 other women to win the Trek Women Triathlon Race held this morning in Pleasanton, CA. This event brought together women from all over the East Bay area including the winner, who finished the sprint triathlon in an astounding 1 hour and 58 seconds. Tusting crossed the finish line just one minute faster than second place finisher, Lauren Pfeiffer.
LEXINGTON, MA(June 17, 2010) – Saucony, Inc,a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, today announced that it has signed on as the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the 2010 Commonwealth Triathlon Series, the leading sprint distance series in New England. Produced by Streamline Events, LLC, the series, in its second year, is composed of the Cohasset Triathlon (June 27th), the Nantucket Triathlon (July 10th), the Marlborough Triathlon (August 1st), and the Scituate Duathlon (October 17th).
On Memorial Day The Capital of Texas Triathlon (CapTexTri) paid tribute to all those whose serve our country with a special focus on those who’ve been injured in combat. The CapTexTri and The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project sponsored eight disabled military athletes in this year’s event. All of these special Iraq and Afghanistan veterans participated in the triathlon and received support from their comrades from Lackland Air Force Base, Camp Mabry, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, and the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic.
The Ford Ironman World Championship selects 200 athletes each year to participate through a lottery system. One hundred and fifty of the athletes will be selected from the United States applicants and fifty athletes will be selected from other countries. The Ford Ironman World Championship is one of the most in demand athletic events in the world. Qualifying gets more difficult each year, so the lottery is another option to enter the race.
BOYDS, Md. — The Washington Freedom of Women’s Professional Soccer has officially renamed its W-league team affiliate. The W-league team, which plays in the United States Soccer League (USL Division 1), has been changed from the Washington Freedom W-league to the Freedom Futures, a move made to reinforce the difference between the W-league team and the WPS first team, the Washington Freedom.