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"Triathlete's Choice" Awards, "Best of" Event Finalists

Triathletes' votes determines winners; revealed at Jan. 27 TBI Conference Awards Dinner


Triathlon Business International (TBI), an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, has announced the Top Five events in each of 10 categories that were voted by triathletes as the "Triathlete's Choice" best events. More than 600 nominations were received and tabulated for events around the world. Now it's time for triathletes to declare their choice for the very best in each category. The voting link is www.surveymonkey.com/s/B3XFHCV. Voting closes on Tuesday, January 14th. The 10 "Triathlete's Choice" events will be revealed on Monday, January 27 at the ACTIVE Network Awards Celebration including the announcement of top retailers, top manufacturers, best triathlon article, best triathlon photograph and the male and female Ron Smith Award winners.

The Top 5 "Triathlete's Choice" events are. Events in each category are listed in alphabetical order:

Best Large Race (1,000+ registrants)

  1. Ironman Mont-Tremblant
  2. Rev3 Cedar Point
  3. Rev3 Quassy
  4. Rocketman Triathlon (Florida)
  5. USA Triathlon National Championships - Milwaukee

Best Small Race (<1,000 registrants)

  1. Cedar Lake Triathlon
  2. Escape the Cape
  3. Lake Meridian Triathlon
  4. Patriot Half Iron
  5. Pumpkinman Triathlon (Maine)

Toughest Race - Best Bragging Rights

  1. Great Floridian Triathlon
  2. Ironman Lake Tahoe
  3. Ironman World Championships - Kona
  4. Rev3 Quassy
  5. Rocketman Triathlon (Florida)
  • Best Urban Race
  1. Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles
  2. Life Time Chicago Triathlon
  3. New York City Triathlon
  4. TriRock Philadelphia
  5. USAT Age Group National Championships

Best Race for Beginners (ties)

  1. Cocoa Beach Triathlon
  2. Lake Meridian Triathlon
  3. My Way or the Tri Way
  4. Portofino Sunset Triathlon
  5. Pumpkinman Triathlon (Maine)
  6. Rev3 Cedar Point
  7. Rev3 Maine

Most Scenic Race

  1. Ironman Lake Placid
  2. Ironman Lake Tahoe
  3. Rev3 Maine
  4. Rev3 Quassy
  5. Rocketman Triathlon (Florida)

Bucket List Race

  1. Escape from Alcatraz
  2. Escape the Cape
  3. Ironman World Championships - Kona
  4. Pumpkinman Triathlon (Maine)
  5. Rocketman Triathlon (Florida)


  1. Pumpkinman Triathlon (Maine)
  2. Rev3 Cedar Point
  3. Rev3 Maine
  4. Rev3 Quassy
  5. Lake Meridian Triathlon

Best Race Series (ties)

  1. Boulder Tri Series
  2. DelMo Sports
  3. Ironman
  4. Sun Multisport
  5. Rev3

Best Draft-legal Race

  1. Clermont Draft Legal Challenge
  2. F1 Challenge at West Point
  3. ITU Grand Final - London
  4. ITU San Diego
  5. USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships

Voting link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/B3XFHCV
Voting deadline: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, midnight
Triathlon Business International Conference
January 26-28, 2014
Marina Del Rey Marriott - Marina del Rey, California

Conference details and online registration are available at http://www.triathlonbusinessintl.com/2014-la-conference.html
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