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4/9/09

Lubbock expects boost in economy for April

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Thousands of parents, coaches, fans and participants will fill Lubbock hotels, restaurants and shopping districts when the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship kicks off in Lubbock Saturday, April 18th at Buffalo Springs Lake.

The USAT Collegiate Sprint Tri will kick off the day of races, followed by the Collegiate National Championship and the USAT Talent ID Triathlon to conclude the day.

USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 2,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities.

USA Triathlon's 110,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport. USA Triathlon's mission is to provide excellence in leadership, structure and education for the growth and development of the sport. USA Triathlon's vision is to set the standard of excellence as a world leader in the sport by promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging participation and achievement.

Around 4,000 people are expected to attend and will spend an estimated $1 million over the weekend.

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