Author: Nick Howell

April 24, 2019

2019 Personal Stories

Celebrating SA Heroes

Every athlete comes to the start line of the St Anthony’s Triathlon with a story of their own.  When possible, we make an effort to retell the stories that inspire. This year we are celebrating the victorious personal stories of Darin Santangelo, Mary Thomas, Sarah Haskins-Koruem, Jason West & Todd Burns.

April 24, 2019

One of North America’s Iconic Triathlons

History of St. Anthony’s Triathlon

St. Anthony’s Triathlon began in 1984 as the Tampa Bay Triathlon and was part of the 10-city U.S. Triathlon Series. That year 600 athletes completed the 1.5K (0.9 mi.) swim, 40K (24.8 mi.) bike and 10K (6.2 mi.) run at Fort DeSoto. The following year St. Anthony’s gained ownership of the event and moved it to the waterfront of downtown St. Petersburg.

Today, St. Anthony’s Triathlon is considered to be one of the sport’s leading events in the U.S. Thousands of professional and amateur athletes of all ages and abilities, and from all around the world, will again gather along St. Petersburg’s waterfront to compete in the 36th St. Anthony’s Triathlon.

What began as a single race has grown to encompass three events — the Olympic distance St. Anthony’s Triathlon, the St. Anthony’s Sprint Triathlon and the Meek & Mighty Triathlon. More than 3,000 athletes from 41 states, the District of Columbia and eight countries participated in the 2018 events.

Active.com selected St. Anthony’s Triathlon as one of the 12 “must-do” triathlons, calling it “One of the best early-season triathlons in the U.S.” CompleteTri.com included St. Anthony’s Triathlon on its inaugural list of “10 favorite destination races in the U.S.” and Triathlon Magazine Canada included St. Anthony’s Triathlon as one of the “5 Bucket-List Olympic Distance Triathlons in North America.”

April 24, 2019

General Media Tips

2019 Media Tips

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Media Contacts 24-hour Phone:  (727) 420-9769 

Meek & Mighty Triathlon –Saturday, April 27, 2019
Race Starts: 7:30 a.m., *8:15 a.m., *9 a.m. (*Time Trial Start so start times may be sooner than above time).

Parking – Available beginning at 6 a.m. at the tennis courts just north of North Shore Pool parking lot, 1201 North Shore Drive N.E. After the race starts, parking is available on side streets near North Shore Pool.

Course – Begins and finishes at North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Dr. N.E. Best Photo Opportunities – Race start (pool side), transition area entrance or exit (no media access inside) and finish line (Vinoy Park).

St. Anthony’s Triathlon –Sunday, April 28, 2019
Race Starts: 6:50 a.m. (first swim wave)

St. Anthony’s Sprint Race –Sunday, April 28, 2019
Race Starts: 8:35 a.m., approx. (first swim wave)

Parking – Approach race venue from Beach Drive NE from Seventh Avenue NE behind the Vinoy. Park near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Bayshore near the dog park. 

Parking near the swim start is also available beginning at 5 a.m. at the tennis courts just north of North Shore Pool parking lot, 1201 North Shore Drive N.E. After the race starts, parking will be limited in parking lots and on side streets near North Shore Pool. 

Media Credentials—All working media and photographers are required to have media credentials. Contact Natasha LaBeaud Anzures, (916) 220-0169 or (727) 420-9769 (media phone). 

Media Center – A media tent located near the finish line at Vinoy Park will be designated as a working media area. 

Remote Locations – Contact Janet O’Harrow (727) 420-9769 or Sherry Robinson (727) 580-3355 to set up a remote. 

Photo Opportunities – Swim start on the beach just north of North Shore Pool, transition area entrance or exit along Bayshore Drive (no media access inside) and finish line at Vinoy Park. 

Post-Race Interviews – Winners will be available in media tent for interviews. 

January 29, 2019

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Announced as 2019 USAT Regional Championship in Both Olympic-Distance and Paratriathlon Championship

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (January 29, 2019)

We are pleased to announce that St Anthony’s Triathlon will once again serve as the regional Olympic Distance Qualifier for the 2019 National Championships! 

The St. Anthony’s Triathlon race has a long history in attracting high-caliber athletes from all over the world including Olympic athletes and Ironman world champions. Securing the position as a regional qualifier means 2019 will be no  exception to this long-standing tradition of bringing some of the nations biggest competitors to St Petersburg. 

Per USAT, the top 33 percent or top five (whichever is greater) competitors will qualify per their respective age groups for the Olympic Distance National Championships.Athletes can only qualify at a Regional Championship or Special Qualifier if racing Olympic-distance. No other distance will allow for qualification.

All athletes must be at least 17 years old by Dec. 31, 2018, to qualify for the Olympic-Distance National Championships.

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