Multisport Performance Institute News Release:
MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES PORTOFINO SUNSET TRI RACE SERIES
New Super Sprint evening series added to MPI’s triathlon event calendar
Pensacola, FL – June 13, 2011 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), a leading provider of multisport coaching, training camps, clinics, specialized services and events, today announced the addition of the Portofino Sunset Tri Series to its calendar of races.
MPI’s inaugural Portofino Sunset Tri Series is a 4 race series that kicks off Thursday, June 23rd. Subsequent races will take place on Thursday evenings through the summer – on July 21st, August 4th and August 18th. All races will be held at the Portofino Island Resort, on Pensacola Beach, FL with a start time of 6:30PM.
Since the inception of the sport of triathlon, races have typically been held on weekends. The Portofino Sunset Tri Series offers a new and unique opportunity for triathletes to add additional races to their existing calendar, with evening races during the week. The races are a Super Sprint distance, comprised of a 300 yard swim, a 7.5 mile bike ride, and a 1.5 mile run. The Portofino Sunset Tri Series is designed for triathletes of all experience levels. All series races will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
Multisport Performance Institute provides a diverse spectrum of services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute offers 3 levels of multisport coaching plans, Single Day, Multi Day, and Long Course training camps and clinics, and Paratriathlon training in conjunction with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). MPI also provides specialty services in swim analysis, F.I.S.T. certified bike fitting and individualized multisport coaching. Multisport Performance Institute produces a series of youth and adult races and events including the highly successful Maritime DeLuna Du kids duathlon, the Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon, the Sea Turtle Tri and now the Portofino Sunset Tri Series. TeamMPI’s coaches, Mark Sortino and John Murray, are USA Triathlon Certified and have more than 19 years of combined triathlon racing and training experience, including the Ironman™ World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
Mark Sortino, CEO of TeamMPI stated: “We’re excited to offer the Portofino Sunset Tri Series to triathletes in the Pensacola area. We think the unique combination of the Super Sprint distance, and Thursday evening racing, will make this an extremely exciting and competitive race series.”
John Murray, TeamMPI’s President added: “Presenting an opportunity for triathletes to participate in a mid-week race, is a great way for competitors of all skill levels to tune their racing abilities. It’s another way for MPI to help triathletes get Smarter, Stronger, and Faster!”
Multisport athletes can find out more about Multisport Performance Institute at TeamMPI.com where they can sign up for coaching programs, services, camps and clinics, and TeamMPI’s e-mail newsletter. Triathletes can register for the Portofino Sunset Tri Series and other TeamMPI events, camps and clinics at TeamMPI.com and can follow TeamMPI (@TeamMPI) on Twitter or link to TeamMPI’s facebook page.
About Multisport Performance Institute
Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute is a diversified multisport services company, offering coaching plans, one-day and multi-day training camps and clinics, specialized coaching services including swim analysis and bike fitting, Paratriathlon training in conjunction with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and the production of a series of youth and adult races and events including the Maritime DeLuna Du kids duathlon, Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon, Sea Turtle Tri and Portofino Sunset Tri Series. Multisport Performance Institute is privately held and is based in Pensacola, Florida.