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2017 USA Paratriathlon

RecPlex and Prairie Springs Park will be the host site for the 2017 USA Paratriathlon National Championships on June 25 (held in conjunction with the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon). Athletes will compete for national titles in six sport classes during 2017; they may also qualify for the USA Paratriathlon Development Team Program, designed to identify and develop athletic potential leading toward the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

“We are excited the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon will host the National Championships in 2017. They were part of our 2015 USA Paratriathlon Development Race Series and have had a long-standing relationship with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club; thus, they are well-educated on the needs of paratriathletes and will be poised to welcome the national championship athletes with open arms,� said Amanda Duke Boulet, USA Triathlon Paratriathlon Program Senior Manager.

Craig Anderson, Recreation Director for the Village of Pleasant Prairie added, “Paratriathletes through Dare2tri have had a transformational presence at the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon. The athletes� bravery and their willingness to push past obstacles that many of us will never fully understand is both humbling and inspiring. We feel incredibly fortunate to host the 2017 Paratriathlon National Championships because it brings even more amazing role models to our community.� The Pleasant Prairie Triathlon has welcomed paratriathletes since its inception.

“The Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to host the 2017 USA Paratriathlon National Championships with RecPlex, the Village of Pleasant Prairie, USA Triathlon and the many volunteers in our community who give athletes the opportunity to compete in a great environment,� said Dennis DuChene, Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau President.

For more information on USA Paratriathlon and its grass roots, military and elite programming, visit usaparatriathlon.org. Those interested in volunteering can email volunteer@plprairie.com.


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