Nickel City Triathlon Begins Saturday

5:04 PM, Sep 14, 2012   |    comments
Courtesy US Presswire
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(BUFFALO)-For the second straight year the Nickel City Triathlon (NCT) will take place in Buffalo. The event will once again feature the USA Triathlon Elite Nationals showcasing nearly 40 top American triathletes.

The races will take place at Gallagher Beach on Lake Erie and throughout South Buffalo.

Running in this triathlon are three Olympians who have been part of the USA Triathlon National Team. On the men's side London Olympian Manuel Huerta and Beijing Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker will be leading the start list. On the women's side former USA Triathlon Elite Champion Sarah Haskins will also be running.

The NCT will start tomorrow, Sept. 15 at 7:30 a.m. with the Olympic Distance and Aqua-Bike. Then at noon the Female Elite National Championship will take place followed by the Male Elite National Championship at 2:30.

On Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 a.m. there will be a Sprint and Duathlon. Shortly after that begins the Paratriathlon Sprint Distance will take place followed by the Buffalo Bills NFL Play 60 Kids Triathlon at 10 a.m.

Other than the Elite National Championship races, athletes can register for the race online at through tonight, Sept. 14 at 11:59 p.m. or in-person on race day.

WGRZ-TV is one of the many sponsors for this event, for more information stay updated at

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