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Posted: January 31, 2013  

Multisport: Endurance Sports Expo Welcomes Competitor as Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 Expo Series

The three-city expo tour will be known as the 2013 Endurance Sport Expo Presented by Competitor; ePort by USA Technologies also joins as a national series sponsor

WAYNE, PA -- January 31, 2013 -- The Endurance Sports Expo -- the largest cycling, running and triathlon consumer show in the country -- announced today that Competitor Magazine, the world's leading voice of endurance athletes, has signed on as presenting sponsor of the 2013 expo series.

"We are pleased to announce today a new partnership with Competitor Magazine to become presenting sponsor of our 2013 Expo series," said Matt Reece, co-producer of the Endurance Sports Expo presented by Competitor. "Partnering with the Competitor brand strengthens our reputation as the premier preseason expo for endurance brands to connect directly with active lifestyle consumers."

"We are delighted to partner with an event that will cover every aspect of living an active lifestyle with the 2013 Endurance Sports Expo Series," said Doug Kaplan, SVP of Competitor Group. "These expos are a great opportunity for athletes to attend an early season event featuring the latest and greatest products in the industry as well as connect with clubs, coaches and events. It's a natural fit for Competitor and we are thrilled to be involved."

ESE also announced today that USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, joins the three-show expo as a national sponsor. USA Technologies will be featuring its new ePort Mobile product which enables businesses to accept credit and debit cards for payment, any time, from anywhere, using their smart phone or tablet. ePort Mobile was developed to provide businesses with access to the unique, turnkey service and support that USA Technologies is known for. ePort Mobile will be the official payment of ESE, and enable attendees and exhibitors to benefit from the speed and convenience of accepting cashless payment during the Expo series and beyond. For more information on ePort Mobile, visit ePortMobile.com.

The Endurance Sports Expo presented by Competitor will feature three shows in 2013 connecting more brands with endurance athletes and featuring the latest gear, training services, experts and event information for the upcoming season. The inaugural DC/Virginia Expo kicks off the series on February 9-10 at Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center in Fredericksburg, VA. The fourth annual Philadelphia Expo returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on February 23-24. The second annual New York Metro area show returns to the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey on March 2-3.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to EnduranceSportsExpo.com. Join ESE on Facebook or Twitter.

About Competitor

Competitor is the world's leading voice of endurance athletes. Competitor engages active people from runners to cyclists and outdoors adventurers to fulfill one simple mission: to inspire a healthy, active lifestyle. Competitor empowers readers across the country, with world-class journalism and photography, to become community leaders through their adventurous lifestyle and courageous spirit. Competitor.com is an informational and interactive endurance destination for athletes of all abilities. With unique editorial features, up-to-the-minute running news, training and nutrition tips from the top running experts in the industry, running gear reviews and exclusive athlete interviews, Competitor.com provides runners with the most robust content available on the Web. For more information, please visit Competitor.com.


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