The Homestead-Miami Speedway where many famous race car drivers have thrilled crowds a high speeds will host the new inaugural Miami Speed Triathlon. The weekend triathlon event on May 21-22, 2011 will take place in Homestead, which is roughly 30 miles south of downtown Miami.
The 2011 Miami Speed Triathlon at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be part of the newly announced USAT Elite Race Series. The race, an ITU compliant race, with a Draft Legal bike course will offer a $30,000 prize purse for the top male and female Elite athletes. The Elite race should be very competitive and fast and should attract the best names in the sport, as top Elite athletes vie for a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The Sprint and Olympic distance age-group triathlons will be a Special Qualifier for the USAT's Age Group National Championship.
Triathlon: Miami Speed Triathlon
When: May 21-22, 2011
Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida
Divisions: Elite/Pro, Age Group, Relay
Distances: Olympic, Sprint
The Sprint triathlon race will consist of a 750me Swim, a 20km Bike and a 5km Run. The Olympic Distance triathlon will feature a 1.5km Swim, a one-loop 40km Bike course and a two loop 10km Run. The age-group event is a Special Qualifier for USAT's Age Group National Championship - the top 33% of each age group finishers will qualify for the USAT's Age Group National Championship.
Athletes will swim in the Homestead-Miami Speedway infield manmade lake. The man lake will be a great for the swimming discipline, with no currents or waves, up to 40ft deep, fast and clear. The Sprint race will do one loop while the Olympic race will do two loops.
The transition area will be located in the pit lane and will give athletes a quick experience of riding on the track. Athletes will then exit through one of the tunnels towards a flat course on the streets of south Miami-Dade County. It will be a one loop course for both Sprint and Olympic distances. The Age Group race will most likely not be Draft Legal.
The run will take athletes around the Homestead-Miami Speedway infield and will offer them a chance to finish their race in the same place where racing legends from the NASCAR and Indy have finished theirs. Olympic distance will do two loops, while the Sprint distance will be one loop.
In addition to the race, the Homestead-Miami Speedway garage pits will host an expo with 25+ exhibitors that should attract over 3,000+ people between athletes and sport enthusiasts.
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