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Brazil to Host Escape to Alcatraz Triathlon Series Event

escape to rioBrazil and Rio de Janeiro is set to host another major triathlon event, this time in 2013. Just last month it was announced that Rio would get a new TriStar series triathlon in October of 2012. The 29th Annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon just took place and now comes word that Rio de Janerio will host a qualifying Escape to Alcatraz Triathlon Series event in April of 2013.

Triathlon: Escape to Rio Triathlon
When: Sunday, April 7, 2013
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website: www.escapetorio.com.br

The urban setting in Rio de Janeiro will add to the experience and challenge as well as show off what Rio has with its sea and beaches.

Not much information is available right now, but it's expected to be an Olympic Distance triathlon event. The race will start and finish at the Forte de Copacanana and will be limited to 800 triathletes. Registration is expected to open on December 4, 2012.
Stay tuned for further updates...

This is the second international Escape to Alcatraz Triathlon Series qualifying event addition as last month IMG Worldwide announced that Beijing, China would host the first qualifying event in Asia for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon (story link). The event in China takes place later this year, on September 16, 2012.

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