COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 18, 2009) -- USA Triathlon has teamed with CEO Challenges for the third-straight year to give high-performing business leaders a chance to compete on the racecourse.
Read this press release at the USAT website. This year's event -- taking place at the USAT Age Group National Championship in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on August 22 -- will not only feature top U.S. competitors, but athletes from all over the globe fighting for the title of World's Fittest CEO®!
"In previous years we have awarded the title of World's Fittest CEO® at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship," said Ted Kennedy, president of CEO Challenges. "However, many very fit, very fast CEOs find it impossible to fit a full Ironman into their work, travel, and family schedules. As a result, we are pleased to offer the opportunity for the best CEO triathletes in the World to join us in August and compete to see who is the best, and therefore, fittest of all."
Competitors for the CEO Challenge Worlds must win their age group at a previous CEO Triathlon Challenge event or finish an Olympic distance triathlon in under 2:30 to be invited to take part.
Qualifiers for the CEO Triathlon World Championship will be treated to first-class accommodations at the host hotel on the University of Alabama campus, a very special Dinner with the Pros, all logistics including special race check-in, and many opportunities to get to know fellow CEOs that share a passion for business and triathlon. All proceeds will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation charity.
An added benefit for the competitors is the chance to earn a spot at the 2010 ITU Age Group World Championship in Budapest, Hungary. One spot each will be reserved for the top male finisher aged 44-and-under, the top male finisher aged 45-and-over, and the top finishing female CEO.
More information on the CEO Triathlon World Championship can be found online. Find out more about the USAT Age Group National Championship.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the national governing body for triathlon - the fastest growing sport in the U.S. - as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 2,500 races and connects with more than 115,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games, and the Olympic Games.