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Grand Rapids Triathlon secures national championship status
The Grand Rapids area will host another national championship.
USA Triathlon announced yesterday the locations and dates for its 2016 USA Triathlon National Championships.
On the list for the third year in a row is the Grand Rapids Triathlon on June 12, 2016.
The triathlon is set to host the Clydesdale category — men more than 220 pounds — and Athena category — women more than 165 pounds.
The Grand Rapids course is in Ada, including the Thornapple River for the swimming portion.
Registration closes on June 9.
The event’s tiered pricing is based on three competitions — sprint, Olympic and half iron — and date of registration. Pricing details are online.
Athletes compete in the triathlons for national titles and world championship team spots.
There are about 15 national championship events across the country.