08 September 2008

City of L.A. Prepares for Sunday's 9th Annual Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon

MarketWatch
Twenty five hundred competitors led by 30 professional and 65 amateur elite triathletes will take to the waters and roadways around the City of Los Angeles for the 9th Annual Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon presented by Herbalife Sunday morning, September 7, 2008. Start time on Venice Beach is 6:45 a.m. for the pros; 6:55 a.m. for the elite amateurs and 7:00 a.m. for remainder of the field in waves of 150 competitors. The first male pro should cross the finish line downtown at LA LIVE Nokia Plaza at approximately 8:50 a.m. The remainder of the field will cross the finish line over several hours and the event culminates with a 12 noon awards ceremony on the Plaza.

With competitors from 38 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 11 countries, the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon presented by Herbalife is living up to its designation as the "ultimate multi-sport destination." The event, which features a point-to-point course starting with a 0.9 mile swim in the waters off Venice Beach, cycling 24.8 miles from the beach to downtown Los Angeles, and running 6.2 miles in downtown, has also been recognized as the "top Olympic distance triathlon to include on a racing calendar."

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