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TRI-MANIA DC: Kick off the season with 2x Ironman World Champion MIRINDA CARFRAE and Ironman Champion TIMOTHY O'DONNELL
IRONMAN Triathlon’s fastest couple -- reigning IRONMAN World Champion and record holder Mirinda Carfrae, and IRONMAN Champion Timothy O’Donnell -- will jointly deliver the keynote at the TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Georgetown Prep’s Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence in North Bethesda, MD. Carfrae and O’Donnell, newlyweds who married in December 2013, will make one of their first appearances as a married couple at the event, which is produced by Sun Multisport Events in partnership with the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Regional Council.
One of triathlon’s most popular athletes and a dominant force in long course triathlon with 20+ titles, Mirinda Carfrae is a 2x IRONMAN World Champion (2010, 2013) and an IRONMAN 70.3 world champion (2007). Carfrae had a record-setting day in the 2013 GoPro IRONMAN World Championship setting an overall course record (8:52:14) that included a record-setting run time (2:50:38) in the marathon segment of the race which was also faster than men’s champion Frederik Van Lierde’s run time -- the first time in history the women’s champion ran faster than the men’s champion!
As a professional triathlete, Timothy O’Donnell has scored 20 wins to his credit. He earned first place at IRONMAN Brazil in 2013, and holds 9 IRONMAN 70.3 distance champion titles, including IRONMAN San Juan 70.3 (2x winner) and IRONMAN Galveston 70.3. He and also topped the podium at the prestigious Boulder Peak triathlon in 2013. O’Donnell graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned as Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He first began competing in triathlon while in the Navy and led the Naval Academy Men’s team to two US national triathlon titles and holds six individual Armed Forces National titles.
An exciting and energy-packed day is guaranteed with informative seminars, hands-on clinics and workshops, competitive events, a vendor expo and more! Admission to the seminars and vendor expo is FREE and registration is now open. Register and you'll be eligible to win the Grand Prize Giveaway, a NormaTec Recovery System (a $1,750 value!) and exclusive discounts on selected clinics and workshops. Registration also makes you eligible to win other great prizes and the first 500 registered attendees 18 years of age or older receive a goodie bag filled with product samples, money-saving coupons and more.
Special thanks go out to the DC Tri Club, our official volunteer partner for the TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo in Washington DC. The DC Tri Club welcomes triathletes of all levels, from beginners to seasoned Ironman athletes. Their primary purpose is to provide a community where DC metro area triathletes can meet, train, and socialize. Visit the DC Tri Club website to learn more.