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Posted: November 3, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Triathlon: Great Floridian Triathlon Stimulus Program

With the entry fees of branded ultra-distance triathlons skyrocketing, the Great Floridian Triathlon thought it was time to give triathletes a break and roll the entry fee back to the race entry fees charged more than decade ago. For a limited time athletes can enter next year's Great Floridian Triathlon XX for the unbelievable low individual entry fee of $250! That is $300 less than the entry fee charged by branded ultra distance triathlons and a $100 savings over the regular entry fee for the Great Floridian Triathlon. The 2010 Great Floridian Triathlon XX is scheduled for October 23, 2010, at the World Triathlon Destination, Clermont, Florida.

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2010, the Great Floridian's reputation as a fiercely competitive, challenging, and quality race keeps athletes from all over the world coming back year after year. The Great Floridian, with its 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run, has long been considered the "peoples" race and is one of the oldest ultra-distance races in North America.

"In recent years the tremendous growth of Ironman branded triathlons across the U.S. has resulted in a drop in participation in the independent ultra-distance triathlons" according to Race Director, Fred Sommer. “As a result, entry fees for branded ultra-distance triathlons have sky rocketed due to demand and increased costs and licensing fees. As an independent home town event, we are able to offer athletes a more personalized race experience without many of the inconveniences associated with a larger, more commercialized event. We hope the Great Floridian Economic Stimulus Program will encourage athletes to experience the Great Floridian Triathlon and at the same time give them a financial break during our current economic conditions."

Additional information on the Great Floridian Triathlon XX and online registration is available at or by calling 352-394-1320.

About Sommer Sports
Sommer Sports is a Clermont, Florida based event services company that owns and manages numerous multi-sport events including the Great Floridian Triathlon. Sommer Sports also provides event management and Chip Timing for major events across the United States.

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