Knoxville to host REV3 triathlon

Knoxville, Tenn. (REV3 Release) - The third annual Revolution3 Triathlon series comes to Knoxville this week. This is the second of the 10 event series.

Two-time defending champion Matt Reed heads the Olympic Division. The 6-foot-5 Boulder, Colo. native expects his biggest challenge to come from Cameron Dye, who also hails from Boulder.

Plus, The Rev3 Knoxville event will also serve as a tribute to Caroline Owen, who calls Knoxville her home. Owen suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in November 2006 when she was in a single-car accident while returning to college at Clemson (S.C.) University following a weekend at home.

Owen was in a coma for almost seven months before she began to "wake up." The Caroline Can! Fundraising campaign began in 2008 in an effort to educate the public about Caroline, her plight, and the challenges of TBI treatment and recovery. With the assistance of her brothers - Jay and Reid - Caroline will take part in the Rev3 Olympic distance event which will start Sunday morning.

More than 1,000 triathletes will compete in the weekend events, which begin on Friday and culminate with Sunday's Olympic triathlon, which offers a purse of $50,000 including a winner's share of $7,000. The event also features a weekend-long family-friendly celebration that includes a race expo, a family adventure race, an Urban Challenge and the world famous Rev3 Kids Zone.

WHEN: Sunday, May 6
7 AM - Pro swim (Calhoun's Dock)
7:30 AM - Half Rev start (Calhoun's Dock)
7:50 AM - Olympic Rev start (Calhoun's Dock)
9 AM-3 PM - Expo opens
11 AM - Pro award ceremony (Rev3 Stage)
12:30 PM - Olympic award ceremony (Rev3 Stage)
2 PM - Half award ceremony (Rev 3 Stage)

WHERE: World's Fair Park

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