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Life Time Fitness Announces 250km Leadman Triathlon

leadmantrilogo.jpgTriathlon: Leadman Triathlon
When: Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 6:30 AM
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Website: www.leadmantri.com

Life Time Fitness has announced a new triathlon event in the Las Vegas with the launch of the inaugural Leadman Triathlon, an Epic event totaling 250 kilometers. The GRAND event will consist of a 5km Swim in Lake Mead, a 223km Bike through the famous Valley of Fire State Park and 22km Run with a turnaround overlooking the monumental Hoover Dam.

The Leadman Triathlon, EPIC 250 is the next step in the evolution of triathlon. Participants race in an event designed to both completely challenge the world's triathletes. A Half Leadman option will also be available.

Swimmers will rejoice at the long swim, but have to ride strong on the long and challenging bike before getting to the shorter run.

In order to participate in this event that will completely challenge all triathletes, you need to meet the qualifying standards for the Leadman Triathlon, criteria as follows:

Qualifying Standards - Open Division

Event Men Women
Leadville 100 MTB
Leadville 100 Run
Iron Distance Triathlon
Half Iron Distance Triathlon
Marathon Run

Registration is now open at www.leadmantri.com. Fees will be $399 for the full Leadman and $299 for the Half Leadman. A relay category will also be made available as well, with registration set at $499. The host hotel for the event is Green Valley Ranch in nearby Henderson, Nevada.