Former Boston Bruin, Zdeno Chara, wins Division at USA Triathlon Long Course Championship hosted by CLASH Endurance Daytona
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 4, 2023 ~ On Sunday, the Daytona International Speedway played host to the USA Triathlon Long Course Multisport Championship, with more than 3,300 athletes ranging in age from 7 to 84 taking part in the event. Javier Figueroa (Puerto Rico) and Caroline Kaplan (USA) emerged victorious with times of 3:56:32 and 4:25:06 respectively, earning them a qualifying spot for the World Triathlon Multisport Championships taking place in Townsville, Australia on August 15-25, 2024.

The weekend consisted of ten different races including short and long-distance triathlons, duathlons for adults and kids, as well as two new cycling concepts - 'Test Track' for non-competitive riders and Redline Relay for age group cycling teams. Athletes and their support crews also had the opportunity to camp out at the speedway over the weekend. The weather conditions were nearly ideal with sunny skies and an average temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Water temperatures were at 67 degrees making it wetsuit legal within Lake Lloyd.

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The festivities kicked off on Friday night with a "Jingle Jog 5K" through Florida's largest holiday lights display with a finish at One Daytona. On Saturday, approximately 80 youth ranging in age from 7-11 participated in the Kids Triathlon. Among them was Olympic Gold medalist swimmer & Florida native Brooke Bennett who completed the sprint triathlon within a relay and was also part of the lifesaving water rescue team on Sunday's event. Two other successful females were chosen by Morgan Stanley for their "Women without Limits" initiative demonstrating that many females can juggle athletic competition alongside a career, motherhood and more.

In Sunday's middle distance race, former Boston Bruin Zdeno Chara won his division at CLASH Endurance Daytona with a finish time of 5:03:45 becoming USA Triathlon Long Course winner in the Clydesdale division. He raced in honor of The Hoyt Foundation. Victoria Brumfield, CEO of USA Triathlon completed her race with a finish time of 6:04:32 while adaptive multisport athlete Trent Fielder raced in support of wounded veterans and first responders as well as his non-profit called TriHOPE. Chris Nikic -the first athlete with Down Syndrome to complete an IRONMAN Triathlon in 2020 - participated in the non-competitive Test Track event yesterday alongside friends/family members.

Complete results for all events can be found at under Results section while more information around CLASH Endurance and its events can be found at
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