Leon’s Triathlon, the world’s fastest triathlon, added a new incentive to this year’s event, with the introduction of the Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX. Scheduled to take place on June 1, 2014 at Wolf Lake Park in Hammond, IN, Leon’s Triathlon is part of the Chicagoland Tri Series that includes the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon and the ITU World Triathlon Chicago. The Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX offers triathletes who compete in Leon’s Triathlon and at least one other event in the Chicagoland Tri Series the opportunity to win cash and prizes totaling over $3,000.
“Chicago is tri country. The Chicagoland Tri Series is confirmation of the enthusiasm and commitment of Midwestern triathletes.” said Leon Wolek, founder of Leon’s Triathlon. “This year we made the competition even more interesting with the addition of the Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX. If you compete in Leon’s and one or both of the other triathlon events in the Olympic distance, you can win big.”
The prizes will be awarded based on the fastest times in Leon’s Triathlon and one other event in the Chicagoland Tri Series. There will be awards for men and women for overall fastest times, as well as age group winners. Leon’s Triathlon is known for being an innovator. It was the first triathlon to introduce team racing and offer a stand up paddleboard option instead of the swimming portion. The Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX only adds to the excitement of the series for participants and spectators.
Dr. Robert Portman, chairman of PacificHealth Laboratories, the manufacturer of Body Glove SURGE, said, “Leon’s Triathlon is a special triathlon, not only because of its long history of innovation but also its commitment to the military through Team Wired Athletes and Team Red, White and Blue. We are delighted this year to be part of it.”
Leon’s Triathlon is nationally broadcasted on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. For more details about the Body Glove SURGE GRAND PRIX and to register for Leon’s Triathlon go to leonstriathlon.com. For more information about the Chicagoland Tri Series go to: chicagolandtriseries.com.