The success of the first multi-sport festival thrills nearly 2,500 age group athletes

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2022 USA Multisport National Triathlon Championships Festival Presented by Toyota
Irving, TX

WHAT AN EPIC WEEKEND!

The very first Multisports Festival could not have gone better. Nearly 2,500 age group athletes from across the country gathered in Irving, Texas to compete for national titles in six multi-sport events.

The competition has been heated for four consecutive days, bringing electric power and heat to an already hot Texas!

Thank you to everyone who attended the event and helped us kick off a festival we will never forget!

There were so many highlights from the weekend that it’s hard to pick our favorites, but check out these top moments from the event:

The first event was the sprint super triathlon on Thursday, April 28.

Starting one by one in a time trial format, the athletes ran a super sprint distance course consisting of a 250 meter swim in Lake Carolyn and a 5 kilometer bike and 1.2 kilometer run along from Las Colinas Blvd. The distance is a shortened version of the standard sprint distance of a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. With the short distance, the athletes ran the course fast and flat.

We were honored by the presence of the winner of the overall women’s classification, Kirsten Sass. You might recognize her starry name as a guide to paratriathlete Amy Dixon, who competed in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games last summer.

Did we mention that Kirsten now has 24 national titles? SUPER WOMAN ENERGY!

The audio in the post below says it best when it comes to their performance…amazing!

The aquathlon was an unforgettable moment that I think two triathletes in particular will talk about for the rest of their lives!

A proposal at the finish line for Kristen Doster after winning the women’s national title. AND SHE SAID YES!

The third day was for the standard duathlon and for the first time, the mixed age group relay!

We were fans from day three.

Speaking of fans, it was so amazing to see all the spectators come out to cheer on their favorite multi-sport athletes. The signs and cheers were creative and motivating, see below for an example.

The complete four-day madness (in the best way) concluded on Sunday with aquabike, Olympic triathlon and sprint duathlon.

The aquabike champions were Jenna Haufler and Miguel Mattox, who incidentally won THREE national titles over the weekend.

And the champion duathletes were crowned by Todd Buckingham and Kirsten Sass, who also leaves Texas with three medals weighing down her luggage.

Overall the event was a huge success, we had so much fun seeing all the multi-sport athletes of all ages and conditions.

See you next year!

For even more moments, check out our moment event on Twitter here.

Saint-Antoine Triathlon
St. Petersburg, Florida.

While the age group athletes were having fun in Texas, the pros were busy competing in the 29th annual St. Anothony Triathlon in Florida. A slew of top American talent brushed past the roster, including Ben Kanute and Matt McElroy.

McElroy made his first race appearance since his injury last year and came away with a great result finishing second overall in the men’s race. He was only a second shot away from victory after a sprint to the boards. Kanute joined him on the podium in third.

For a full rundown of the race, check out the recap here.

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