Also designated as the USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championships, the Sept. 19 race in Las Vegas will air on Monday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. ET. The event, also known as the Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix, will be held under the lights outside the Las Vegas Convention Center and feature an Olympic-sized portable pool. Steve Schlanger and 2008 Olympic triathlete Julie Ertel, who formed NBC's triathlon broadcast team during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, will call the action. Universal Sports Network will also broadcast the final event of the USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series - scheduled to be held Oct. 26 in San Diego - on Monday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. ET.
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The Super Sprint Series is a groundbreaking new format that features the world's best elite triathletes in a spectator-friendly environment. The venues put fans in the center of the action, with athletes completing two continuous, non-stop circuits of the same course.
The USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series opener was also held in San Diego on April 24, following the 2013 Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego. Sarah Groff (Hanover, N.H.), who earned a fourth-place finish at the 2012 London Olympic Games, bested the women's field with a time of 40 minutes even, while Australian Aaron Royle finished in 37:10 to win the men's race.
Visit usatriathlon.org for more on the Super Sprint Series.
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About USA Triathlon: Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon - the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement - as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 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, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).