POSTED: Thursday April 7th 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship, Presented by Saucony, to Air Nationally on CBS Sports Network

Top collegiate triathletes vie for team, individual titles in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Multisport enthusiasts and college sports fans across the nation will be able to experience the excitement of collegiate triathlon, as CBS Sports Network televises the 2011 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship, presented by Saucony, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., later this month.

CBS Sports Network will debut separate one-hour telecasts on Friday, April 29 with the women's event airing at 10 p.m. ET, followed by the men's event at 11 p.m. ET. The programs re-air throughout May on CBS Sports Network.

 

"We are delighted that CBS Sports Network will televise the 2011 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship for all college sports fans," said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Director of Marketing and Communications. "The school spirit on display at this event is unparalleled in endurance sports, and we look forward to showcasing our sport and the excitement of the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals."

Nearly 1,600 athletes from more than 120 institutions are scheduled to compete next to the University of Alabama's scenic campus. Over 1,200 athletes will tackle the Olympic-distance Collegiate National Championship event, which features a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run starting and finishing at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

Many of the top up-and-coming multisport athletes in the nation are on the start list to pursue both individual and team national titles. Colorado is the defending team champion, while Army and Navy placed second and third, respectively, in 2010.

CBS Sports Network is a 24-hour cable network focused on college sports and available to approximately 95 million homes nationwide. For more information and to find the CBS Sports Network in your local area, go to http://www.cbscollegesports.com/#channelFinder.

CBS Sports Network Media Contact:

Dan Sabreen: dsabreen@cbs.com, 212-975-5936

About USA Triathlon

Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon - one of the fastest growing sports in the world - as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 3,500 races and connects with more than 135,000 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 ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.

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Name: John Martin
Organization: USA Triathlon
Email:
Phone: 719-955-2805
URL: http://www.triathlon.org


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