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Triathlon Business International “Triathlete’s Choice” Event Finalists

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Triathlon Business International (TBI), an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, today announced the finalist events that were voted by triathletes as the “Triathlete’s Choice” best events in each of six categories. More than 830 voters from around the world participated in the nomination process. Now it’s time for triathletes to declare their choice for the very best in each category.

The voting link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8DR867. Voting closes on Tuesday, January 13th. The six “Triathlete’s Choice” events will be revealed on Monday, January 26 at the TBI Awards Celebration and Banquet that including the announcement of top retailers, innovative triathlon product, best published triathlon article, best published triathlon photograph, the Ron Smith Award winner and the Steve Hed presentation.

As voters look at each category – large, small, urban, scenic, tough, beginner – they should consider whether the event: challenges, inspires or brings out the best in participants; provides what the category represents (e.g., amazing scenery, urban experience); goes beyond the “call of duty” when it comes to customer service; has great organization and information, advice, race day assistance, great volunteers; and/or; raises money for charitable causes. Each person will be limited to one vote per category.

The finalists in the “Triathlete’s Choice” events are: (Events in each category are listed in alphabetical order.)

Best Large Race (1,000+ registrants)

  1. Challenge Roth, Germany
    2. Escape the Cape Triathlon, New Jersey
    3. Ironman Lake Placid, NY
    4. New Jersey State Triathlon, West Windsor
    5. USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships – Milwaukee

Best Small Race (<1,000 registrants)

  1. Beach Bum Triathlon, Hilton Head, SC
    2. Central Florida Tri Series, Clermont, FL
    3. Challenge/REV3 Florida, Venice, FL
    4. Patriot Half, E. Freetown, MA
    5. Portland Triathlon, OR
    6. Pumpkinman, South Berwick, ME
    7. Tri the Wildwoods, NJ

Toughest Race – Toughest Race

  1. Black Bear Triathlon (Lehighton,PA)
    2. Challenge/REV3 Quassy, CT
    3. Ironman 70.3 St. George, UT
    4. Michigan Titanium, Grand Rapids
    5. SavageMan – Deep Creek Lake, MD

Best Urban Race

  1. Garmin Barcelona Triathlon, Spain
    2. ITU World Championship, Chicago
    3. New York City Triathlon
    4. Portland Triathlon, OR
    5. USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, Milwaukee

Best Race for Beginners

  1. Beach Bum, Hilton Head, SC
    2. Beijing International – Sprint distance, China
    3. Grand Rapids Tri, Michigan
    4. Pumpkinman, South Berwick, ME
    5. Tri the Wildwoods, NJ
    6. WIN for KC Triathlon, Kansas City, MO

Most Scenic Race

  1. Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England
    2. Challenge Atlantic City, NJ
    3. Challenge REV3 Pocono Mtns, PA
    4. Challenge Wanaka, New Zealand
    5. Escape the Cape, Cape May, NJ

Voting link:         https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8DR867


from press release