There are more people participating in triathlon events than ever before. According to USA Triathlon, the number of participants grew from 120,000 in 1999 to more than 500,000 participants this past year in nearly 5,000 races across the country. Since New York is a hot spot for triathletes, the NY TRI EXPO’16 will educate and help Tri-State area triathletes gear up for the 2016 season.
At the NY TRI EXPO’16, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, from 10 am – 6 pm, at Citi Field, there will be thousands of athletes either thinking about participating in a triathlon or others who are interested in participating in an Ironman Triathlon, which includes a 2.4- mile swim, 112- mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run.
The NY TRI EXPO’16 will have more than 20 workshops and 40 experts ranging from pro-triathletes and nutrition specialists to sports psychologists to injury prevention specialists.
“I recently became a triathlete and realized that there were many books on the subject but very little in-person educational seminars,” said Hilary Topper, Show Producer of the NY TRI EXPO. “When I talked with beginners and experienced triathletes, they told me there was a real need for this in the New York metropolitan area. We picked Citi Field because of its convenience to Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the five boroughs, Westchester and New Jersey.”
In addition to the workshops, there will be more than 60 exhibit booths. Body Balance Massage Therapy will be providing free massages throughout the day. There will be a CompuTrainer competition, where participants will ride against each other on stationary bikes. Also during the NY TRI EXPO’16, there will be a wearable tech demonstration geared for runners and triathletes, showcasing the latest products from Silicon Valley.
Triathlete guru, Matt Dixon who is a former pro-triathlete, elite coach, and author of “The Well-Built Triathlete,” will be coming in from San Francisco to give a keynote address on training more efficiently for a triathlon. “Way too many people spend hours and hours a day training for these triathlons,” said Topper. “But, Matt will teach attendees how to train smarter so they don’t have to spend countless hours and are able to juggle life, work, and triathlons.”
The NY TRI EXPO’16 will also honor Matt Long, a former NYC Firefighter, elite athlete, and author of “The Long Run.” Mr. Long, who was fatally hit by a bus in 2005, persevered to go on and participate in IRONMAN Lake Placid. Mr. Long will receive the “I WILL AWARD” at the NY TRI EXPO’16.
Registration is now open. The fee, which includes parking at Citi Field, a swag bag and all access pass to the seminars and workshops, is $55. At the door, the ticket price will be $60. Register at http://www.nytriexpo.com/
“It’s going to be an amazing day of learning and fun,” said Ms. Topper. “Each booth has lots of activities and giveaways as well. Every attendee will walk away with a ton of valuable takeaways!”