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OCCC Officials Make Decision to Cancel Annual Triathlon

    (Published: 04-30-14)

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With the safety of the participating athletes, volunteers and spectators as the college's top priority, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) officials have made the decision to cancel the annual SuperSprint Triathlon.

"It has really come down to it being too costly to hire the proper personnel to make the event safe," said Roxy Butler, OCCC Recreation and Fitness director.

Over the past several years, the cost of hiring officers to work the event has skyrocketed. Additionally, the condition of Portland Avenue near 104th street is not safe for the cycling portion of the event. Construction is currently underway in this location, making it even more difficult for cyclists to navigate.

"OCCC has hosted the SuperSprint Triathlon for nearly 20 years, and we hope to be able to host it again in the future," said Butler. "Right now we have to do what's best for those participating, and their safety is our top priority."

Other upcoming sprint triathlons in the area include the Route 66 Sprint Triathlon on May 31 and the Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon on August 3. Click the links below for more information.

For more information about the cancellation of the OCCC SuperSprint Triathlon, please to contact Roxy Butler at (405) 682-1611, ext. 7425.