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Registration Begins for L.A. Triathlon

Triathlon starts in Venice Beach and ends downtown.

Registration for the Los Angeles Herbalife Triathlon began on Thursday for the race that will take place on Oct. 13.

The event, now in its 14th year, began in 2000 and is comprised of amateur and professional athletes from 35 states and 11 countries. Early registrants will receive an entry into a drawing for a free VIP upgrade.

The VIP package includes an invitation to the Herbalife pre-race party, a custom Herbalife jersey, a parking pass, two shuttle tickets and other gifts.

Competitors can choose between two distances – an “Olympic” distance consisting of a .9-mile swim, a 24-mile cycle and a 6.2-mile run and a “Sprint” distance of a .4-mile swim, 20-mile cycle and a 3.1-mile run. There will also be a 24-mile bike only segment, 3-person relay teams and a 5k race downtown.

The race begins at Venice Beach and ends at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

In 2012, 13 Culver City residents successfully completed the course.

Jose Antonio Gonzales, 34, of Culver City, placed 126th overall and placed 14th in the men's 30-34 age division with a time of 2:30:49.

Wayne Joness was the 6th finisher from Culver City with a time of 3:04: 11 and was one of 14 legacy competitors that have participated in the triathlon since its inception in 2000.

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To learn more about the race and to register, visit latriathlon.com

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