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Posted: January 14, 2013  

Triathlon: Triathlete Magazine Names Rocketman Florida Triathlon A Top New Race For 2013

Event To Have 3 Distances And Be Competed On The Kennedy Space Center

Melbourne, Fla. - Triathlete Magazine, the world's leading triathlon magazine, has named the May 5, 2013 Rocketman Florida Triathlon as one of the United States' top three most anticipated races of the year.

In its February issue that arrives on newsstands this week, Triathlete Magazine states, "Here's your chance to compete on the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, where you'll ride past iconic space program landmarks, as well as the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Keep an eye out for bald eagles!"

"What a great endorsement for our race from triathlon's premiere magazine," said event producer Mitch Varnes. "Our team and the local communities are working very hard to make this a fun and memorable event, and we all looking forward to that first weekend of May."

The Rocketman Florida Triathlon features three race distances; a Classic +, International + and Half Iron. The race also offers relay divisions in the Classic + and International +.

The swim will be in the beautiful and calm waters of the Indian River, and the run will be in historic downtown Titusville - one of Florida's older established towns also known as "The Gateway to Nature and Space."

The bicycle portion of each of the three races takes athletes on the Canaveral National Seashore, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and onto the secure areas of the Kennedy Space Center where they will ride past many types of wildlife and all of America's major landmarks, including the giant Vehicle Assembly Building and both Space Shuttle launch pads.

It is the first ever privately coordinated sporting event allowed on the Kennedy Space Center.

Information, course photos and videos can all be found at

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