aMilwaukee proved to be an excellent host in 2013 and the support from the city, as well as key organizations and individuals, helped make the event memorable for nationas top amateur triathletes,a said Rob Urbach , USA Triathlonas CEO. An Olympic-distance race scheduled for Aug. 9, 2014 consists of a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike race and 10-kilometer run. A sprint race on Aug. 10, 2014 is comprised of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike race and 5-kilometer run. Both races will include the nationas top age-group fields and qualify members for Team USA, a select group of amateur triathletes who will represent the U.S. at the 2015 International Triathlon Union World Championships in Chicago. Athletes who have qualified for Olympic-Distance Nationals between July 10 and Sept. 15 will receive an email during the week of Sept. 30 with registration instructions. Additional qualifying emails will be sent as athletes qualify through Aug. 2, 2014. Athletes who have qualified for the distance nationals can visit usatriathlon.org for qualification information for 2014 Olympic-Distance Nationals. There are no qualifying standards for Sprint Nationals. Rich Kirchen is The Business Journal’s senior reporter.
USA Triathlon prepares for return to Milwaukee
Hibbert has suited up for Jamaica in the past, making the mutual desire for him to be a part of team USA going forward difficult, at best. But Hibbert seems intent on getting the situation figured out, and is in the process of doing everything he can to pave the way for him to be a part of USA Basketball in the future. From Scott Agness of Pacers.com : Pacers center Roy Hibbert wants to be part of the USA Basketball team and he said this week that international lawyers and his agent are in the process of trying to make that happen. Hibbert previously played a short stint with Team Jamaica after he was passed over and that has thus far made him ineligible. I wanted to play in the Olympics and then they invited some other guys from my draft class to be centers, Hibbert explained. I thought I could have been in that group. If I had gotten invited, I wouldnt have played for Team Jamaica. You live and you learn. If I dont play for Team USA ever again, Ill enjoy my summers and bulk up like I did this summer. Hibbert is under the impression that Team USA has to make an inquiry to FIBA, the International Basketball Federation. He then has to be let go from Team Jamaica in order to join Team USA. Simply, its a lot of red tape, USA Basketball has to determine whether its worth the effort and Jamaica has to be understanding. Its complicated, but not impossible.Hibberts father is from Jamaica, but the Pacers big man is in fact an American with dual citizenship. The international game seems to favor slashers and shooters over post players, but Team USA has plenty of those. Adding a player like Hibbert to the frontcourt rotation would address the only real weakness on the roster.