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Professionals flock to event at FIU


Special to the Miami Herald

A number of pro athletes have signed on to this Sunday’s FIU 2575 Triathlon North Miami, according to the organizers at Miami Tri Events.

Among the professional competitors is UM medical student Ola Besser, who has finished in the top three in the Escape to Miami Triathlon, Miami Man and Mack Cycle Triathlon.

The triathlon will be held at the FIU Biscayne Campus and will host a number of international professional triathletes, such as: Brazilians Felipe Guedes and Antonio Manur Brazil, Yunior Torres, of Cuba; Nina Kraft, of Germany.

The 2575 Triathlon Series is a new approach to the sport. The 2575 represents the total distance measured in in kilometers. It is broken down like a sprint triathlon a .75K swim, 20K bike, and finished with a 5K run.

The new style race is designed to allow the participants a chance not to only complete the course but to improve their speed, as well.

On Saturday, there will be a special clinic by Erinne Guthrie, a USA Triathlon Certified Level II coach, who will be speaking to triathletes, cyclists, runners and swimmers from all levels and backgrounds about taking balanced approach to training to help endurance athletes achieve their optimal performance through the perfect combination of training, recovery and nutrition.

The exclusive pre-race clinic is for all participants and will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. onsite.

Registration is $109 for all categories except collegiate which is $89.

If interested in participating you may find more information at


The Miami Man Triathlon — one of Miami’s most popular triathlons — has added a new installment, the Miami Man Speedway Edition on May 25.

The Miami Man has been known for its scenic course that took participants through Zoo Miami, but now in their new event participants will get a whole new experience.

Set in the Homestead-Miami Speedway the swim course takes place in the crystal clear infield lake.

Followed by a bike through some of the most rural roads of South Miami-Dade County.

Then it all finishes with a run through the speedway with pit stop themed water stations.

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