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Major League Triathlon to Host Championship Event in Cleveland During NEOCycle Event

Posted February 10, 2017 in Press Releases

Charlotte, NCMajor League Triathlon is thrilled to announce that the 2017 MLT Championship will be held at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio in conjunction with NEOCycle presented by Ohio Savings Bank on Saturday, Sept. 9th. This will be the first stop in Ohio for the series.

The triathlon will feature 32 of the best professional triathletes in the world, including three Cleveland-area natives. Each athlete will swim 300 meters, bike 4 miles and run 1 mile at Edgewater Park. This triathlon engages and excites spectators with its unique s short,fast paced structure. The event features professional athletes, among them Olympians and other internationally competitive triathletes.

“We are incredibly excited to hold a race in Cleveland. NEOCycle is an amazing event celebrating the endurance sports community, and it is the perfect setting for Major LeagueTriathlon.” stated Daniel Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer of Major League Triathlon.

NEOCycle will be held at Edgewater Park from Sept. 8-10, 2017. The three-day event is packed with endurance and leisure sports enthusiasts. The races on offer include Cyclocross, track cycling, group rides, the family-friendly Night Ride, and Major League Triathlon. The event is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees and athletes, vendors, food trucks, live bands, activities for all ages and high-intensity racing. Entry into the NEOCycle festival is free.

“We are thrilled to partner with Major League Triathlon during our 4th Annual NEOCycle event,” said David Gilbert, presidentand CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “This fast-paced multi-sport is sure to resonate with the cycling community. Additionally, it will provide NEOCycle attendees unique access to some of the best endurance athletes in the world.”

Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. The best male and female athletes in the world compete against each other in a unique swim, bike and run team event. Held in major cities across the country, MLT pros compete in pop-up stadiums, allowing for a spectator experienceunlikeanything before seen in the sport. Major League Triathlon is more than just a race, it’s a show.

The Cleveland Rock & Roll, a team comprised of athletes from the Northeast Ohio area, will play host to the seven other MLT professional teams. The teams will face off in a super sprint mixed relay format. Each athlete will complete a quick swim, bike and run before tagging their next teammate in line. The first team to have all four athletes cross the finishline,will win.


Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. Major League Triathlon hosts races in major cities across the United States. MLT was formed in 2016 with the goal of creating a more spectator-friendly version of triathlon. MLT aims to grow the sport of triathlon on both an amateur and professional level. For a complete list of MLT events, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting nearly 170 sporting events which have contributed over $450 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. The GCSC supports the local economy, utilizes sports as a vehicle to forward community agendas and maintains a goal of producing events that are more successful when held in Cleveland than in other cities. For more information, visit

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