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30th St. Anthony's Triathlon Artwork Captures Race History

Local Artist’s Limited Edition Collage Awarded to Race Winners

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (April 11, 2013) – This year’s  St. Anthony’s Triathlon commemorative artwork from local artist, Bill Castleman, captures the history of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon race that celebrates its’ 30th anniversary this year, April 28, 2013.

Race organizers started the tradition of awarding the race winners with commemorative artwork two decades ago and since 1989, Castleman, also a former triathlete, has been the artist to provide the one-of-a-kind work year after year. For the 30th anniversary, Castleman has integrated 30 blocks to reflect the anniversary so that the artwork is like a look back in time. Each block in the collage captures an image from years past and the essence of the athletes and scenic course of the race over the 30 years.

For the inaugural race, approximately 600 competitors raced along the beautiful waterfront of downtown St. Petersburg.  For the 30th Anniversary race, St. Anthony’s Triathlon will welcome approximately 80 pros, 3,500 individuals and 125 relay teams during the 30th race weekend, April 26-28, 2013. Castleman’s limited edition artwork will be among the awards given to winners on April 28. The artwork will also be available to view and purchase at the registration tent during the event’s expo on April 26 and 27.

The three-day event weekend begins on Friday, April 26 with a sports and fitness expo. The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, a short distance race for youths ages 7-14 and novice adults, as well as the sports and fitness expo is Saturday, April 27; and the St. Anthony’s Triathlon is on Sunday, April 28.

The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is the first event of the World Triathlon Corp.’s (WTC) 5150 Triathlon Series, an international-distance race (1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run). The race will serve as a qualifier for the HyVee 5150 U.S. Championship and is also the 2013 USA Triathlon Regional Championship, providing athletes the opportunity to qualify for the 2013 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital

St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th year in 2011, and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

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