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Second Annual Kids Triathlon to take place Sunday October 2nd


Pensacola, FL – September 29, 2011 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), a leading provider of multisport coaching, training camps, clinics, specialized services and events, today announced the sellout of its Sea Turtle Triathlon.

Now in its second year, the Sea Turtle Tri, along with the Jubilee Kids Triathlon, also produced by MPI, have become the biggest youth triathlon events in the Gulf Coast region. The success of the Sea Turtle Tri is a significant indicator of the tremendous growth of triathlon both locally and nationally, and as a sport with a broad appeal to both youths and adults.

The 2011 Sea Turtle Tri takes place at Opal Beach, on Pensacola Beach. The race starts at 8AM on Sunday October 2nd, with 4 age divisions starting in two separate waves:

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Wave One: 7-8 & 9-10 years

Wave Two: 11-12 & 13-15 years

Course distances are as follows:

Wave One: Swim 75 yds, Bike 1.5 miles, Run .5 miles

Wave Two: Swim 150 yds, Bike 3 miles, Run 1 mile

Mark Sortino, CEO of TeamMPI said: “We’re really excited with the response to our Second Annual Sea Turtle Triathlon. We’re looking forward to a great race on Sunday with some inspiring performances from all these young triathletes.”

John Murray, TeamMPI’s President added: “MPI was founded on the principles of advocating a healthy lifestyle through multisport across all ages. What better way to realize that goal than seeing athletes participating in the sport at an early age!”

Following the Sea Turtle Tri, TeamMPI CEO Mark Sortino travels to Kona, Hawaii to race in the Ironman™ World Championship on October 8th, having qualified earlier this year.

Multisport athletes can find out more about Multisport Performance Institute at where they can sign up for coaching programs, services, camps and clinics, and TeamMPI’s e-mail newsletter. Triathletes can register for TeamMPI events, camps and clinics at and can follow TeamMPI (@TeamMPI) on Twitter or link to TeamMPI’s facebook page. Multisport Performance Institute will announce its 2012 schedule of events later this fall.

About Multisport Performance Institute

Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute provides a diverse spectrum of services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. Multisport Performance Institute offers 2 levels of multisport coaching plans, the MPI Performance Package program, 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 the Portofino Sunset Tri Series. Multisport Performance Institute is privately held and is based in Pensacola, Florida.