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Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky -- Summer 2015
In This Issue
Mideast Region Championships
Club Racing Series
Training Camp Spotlight
Tri It Forward


Be sure to check out the Mideast Region News in the upcoming Summer issue of

USA Triathlon magazine highlighting the paratriathlon club, Dare2tri.

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In the Loop

Mideast Regional Championships
It's time to race.The Mideast Regional Council is excited for the 2015 race season with fantastic venues lined up for our Championships and Special Qualifier. Top finishers will be crowned Regional Champions and receive special awards. 

Age Group National Qualifier T-shirts will be distributed to the top 33% or top 5 finishers (whichever is greater) in each Age Group in our Olympic distance Regional Championship triathlon and Special Qualifier.

No qualification is required for these events. Don't miss out on these great racing opportunities.


Club Racing Series
2014 Division II MERCRS Champion

Our annual Mideast Region Club Racing Series (MERCRS) is off to a great start with 21 clubs.

Returning clubs including, TriLoco, Grim Reaper Fitness, NWI, Team ATP, ATCK, and TriNasti, have already begun the scoring battle for titles and the prize purse in their respective Divisions. Many newcomers have joined the competition, showing much enthusiasm for this great sport in our region including: Cincinnati Tri, Illiana, Motor City Endurance, Team Apex, Logan Square Regulators, Tri-Avengers, and Western Suburban Multisport. 


It's not too late to register your club to be a part of this long-running series that brings team camaraderie, prize money, club recognition and friendly competition together for one fun season. There is no fee to participate. The series runs until Oct 31. 




Training Camp Spotlight - by Todd Baldi, USAT Mideast Council

Chicagoland's Precision Multisport descended
upon Bloomington, Indiana, in April for a fun filled weekend of Spring Triathlon Camp. Organized by USA Triathlon Coach Craig Strong, the weekend was spent supporting both upcoming triathlons as well as launching training seasons for several athletes.


The weekend started Friday in the Indiana University Natatorium, swimming under the veil of multiple championship banners and a large photograph of Mark Spitz and legendary coach, "Doc" Counsilman. Very little motivation was needed to swim your fastest in this pool.

The remainder of the weekend was spent with multiple bike sessions in Brown County Park, running sessions on the B-Line trail, and transition practice in Nashville, Indiana.  Athletes were housed in the bunkhouse at Rawhide Ranch Inn and the day's activities spilled into evening lectures. Mental training, swim/run analysis and motivational talks engaged all the weekend participants.  A detailed discussion and logistics planning session about Ironman Mont-Tremblant (Precision Multisport 2015 goal/supported race) ensued during the final night of camp.


Athletes returned from the camp exhausted, sore, and stiff, accompanied by big smiles from a fantastic weekend. Visit Precision Multisport for more details and information.

Tri It Forward
Tri it Forward is a USA Triathlon initiative to increase multisport participation. It is based on the "pay it forward" concept, in which one person performs an unsolicited good deed for another, and in turn, that recipient helps someone else. USA Triathlon annual members can encourage friends, family and co-workers to do their first triathlon by tagging them. If the person tagged accepts the challenge, he or she will receive a free training plan from a USA Triathlon Certified Coach as part of a digital starter kit. Tri it Forward and change a life today.