Great Floridian Triathlon Designated 2020 National Championship
From Sommer Sports:
CLERMONT, FLORIDA, October 14, 2020 - USA Triathlon announced that the 30th Annual Great Floridian Triathlon has been designated the 2020 USA Triathlon National Ultra-Distance Championship. An ultra-distance triathlon, or full distance triathlon as it is often called, features a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. The race is scheduled for October 24, 2020, at the World Triathlon Destination, Clermont, FL.
Now in its 30th year, the Great Floridian Triathlon (GFT) is the nation’s longest running independent (non-Ironman licensed) full distance triathlon. Since its inception in 1991, the GFT has attracted athletes from all 50 states and more than 30 countries. The GFT is known around the world for being one of the most challenging full distance races in the country. The tremendous support offered by the City of Clermont, Lake County, neighboring communities, and local residents and businesses, ensure a world class race experience with small town charm.
The Great Floridian Triathlon is the marquee event within the Floridian Multisport Festival. The festival includes multiple triathlon distances including a duathlon and aqua bike options that run concurrently with the GFT. This year’s race will be conducted under strict COVID safety and social distancing guidelines.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to host the USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Championship during the 30th running of the Great Floridian Triathlon”, exclaimed Fred Sommer, event founder and long-time race director. “The national championship designation is a testament to the event’s rich history and longevity, the strong community support, and the passion of the event management team.”
In addition to the championship designation, he Professional Triathletes Organisation recently announced that it will provide a $20,000 professional prize purse for this year’s Great Floridian Triathlon 1/3 distance event.
Event details can be found at www.GreatFloridianTriathlon.com