This past October 2013 Melissa Farrell competed in the USA Triathlon’s National Duathlon Championships. Melissa qualified at the Amica19.7 Duathlon in June 2013 with a 3rd place female finish. With her finish at the National Championships, Melissa earned a spot on Team USA and will be representing the USA in Pontevedra, Spain at the ITU World Sprint Duathlon Championships in May 2014. Melissa will be the ONLY female from Las Vegas and from Nevada representing Team USA in the sprint distance.

Melissa is a local RRCA running coach and certified personal trainer out of Las Vegas and has been competing for over 5 years. She is the Co-Founder of the Las Vegas Runners running club in South Las Vegas and the owner of Strengthen and Conquer Fitness. She has had several top 3 finishes including her 2nd place finish at this year’s Labor of Love 50 mile ultra marathon. She is excited to represent the USA at world’s next spring.

We are reaching out to all as an effort to gain support for her to make the trip and compete in this competition. The costs of travel, entry, and accommodations are high and we would appreciate any support you might be able to give. Melissa is currently looking into local sponsors to help support her in her journey to the world championship this year and in the future.

If you are interested in sponsoring Melissa for her spot on Team USA, please email us at lasvegasrunners@gmail.com . The competition will be held May 31-June 1st 2014.

For more information on the event please visit:
http://www.triathlon.org/news/article/itu_awards_2014_itu_duathlon_world_championships_to_pontevedra

http://www.usatriathlon.org/audience/team-usa/contents.aspx