MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – More than 4,500 of the country's top amateur triathletes will be in Milwaukee this weekend to compete in the 2013 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals.
The triathletes are competing on the lakefront on Saturday and Sunday in Olympic-Distance and Sprint National Championships with national titles and spots on Team USA for the 2014 ITU World Championships in Edmonton, Canada.
Twenty-eight age group national titles will be up for grabs this weekend. The Olympic-distance age group event consists of 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer bike and 10 kilometer run. The spring event has a 750 mile swim, a 20 kilometer bike and a 5 kilometer run.
Four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington is expected to be at the races.
VISIT Milwaukee estimates the local economic impact at $2.3 million.
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