WTC Launches New Global Event Series


Starting in 2011, the 5150 Series will be the largest international distance triathlon series in the world and will be the first non-drafting race 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 in the coming weeks.

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 DC Triathlon (Washington, D.C.)
  • June 25 5150 Provo (Provo, Utah)
  • July 10 Boulder Peak Triathlon (Boulder, Colo.)
  • August 7 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)

To learn more about the 5150 Series, visit www.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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