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Life Time Picks Oceanside for Championship Triathlon

Life Time Tri Oceanside

Life Time Fitness has has unveiled their 2013 Life Time Tri Championship event, the Life Time Tri Oceanside triathlon on Sunday, October 20, 2013 in Oceanside, California. The prime California location will serve as final destination of an expanded Sprint and International distance triathlon schedule. In its inaugural year, Life Time Tri Oceanside race is expected to host more than 1,500 triathletes as the final of 12 Life Time Tri events across the country.

"Oceanside is recognized worldwide as a sought-after triathlon destination," said Kimo Seymour, vice president, Life Time Athletic Events. "Nestled between San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is a challenging, scenic course--a truly unique experience for triathletes of all abilities--and the perfect conclusion to our 2013 Life Time Tri schedule."

Life Time Tri Oceanside will start with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the waters of Oceanside Harbor, which has an average water temperature of 63-65 degrees in late October. Athletes will enjoy an ocean front transition before starting a 40-kilometer bike course along the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The 10-kilometer run course follows white, sandy beaches allowing for a spectator-fueled finish adjacent at the historic Oceanside Pier. To keep Life Time Tri Oceanside accessible to athletes with a concentration on short course format, as well as beginner athletes, the event also will feature a shorter sprint distance race.

"We are honored that Oceanside has been chosen from among some of the country's most spectacular destinations to host Life Time Tri's championship event," said Leslee Gaul, chief executive officer and president, Visit Oceanside. "With its accessibility to major west coast markets, stunning beauty and tourism infrastructure, Oceanside will resonate with both athletes and spectators alike."

The new event in Oceanside replaces the old, previously held Championship at the U.S. Open Triathlon in Dallas, which was part of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series.

The new triathlon will anchor the 2013 Life Time Tri schedule featuring 11 triathlon events which are made up of several prominent triathlons in the United States.

2013 Life Time Tri Schedule

Nautica South Beach Triathlon
Miami, FL April 7
Life Time Tri Marquee
Tempe, AZ April 14
Life Time Tri CapTex
Austin, TX May 27
Life Time Tri Trinona
Winona, MN June 9
Life Time Tri Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN July 13
Life Time Tri Maple Grove
Maple Grove, MN August 24
Life Time Tri Chicago
Chicago, IL August 25
Life Time Tri Tempe
Tempe, AZ September 22
Life Time Tri Urban Dirt
Soma, AZ October 6
Life Time Tri Dallas
Dallas, TX October 6
Life Time Tri Soma Soma, AZ October 20
Life Time Tri Oceanside Oceanside, CA October 20

Along with professional athletes from around the world, Life Time Tri events attract more than 25,000 elite and age group athletes each season. Professional and elite triathletes will compete in international-distance and relay team competitions on courses. To keep Life Time Tri races accessible to athletes of all ages, kids events are available in select markets.

For more information on the new Life Time Tri Oceanside event visit: www.oceansidetri.com To register for any of the Life Time Tri events, visit www.lifetimetri.com, the official website of Life Time Tri series.