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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Nation's Triathlon Announce New Partnership
Date:2/19/2008

upport of TNT, to become the largest triathlon in the world. The capacity will not only widen the field for triathletes, but will contribute significantly to boosting LLS's revenue for research and other patient-focused programs.

"We are proud to forge a partnership with LLS," said Charles Brodsky, the triathlon's founder. "The money they have raised over the years has contributed significantly to research that is helping bring us closer to a cure every day. To support such a worthy cause, while also giving people the opportunity to participate in a sport that promotes fitness and good health, is an exciting opportunity. We look forward to growing our triathlon program and providing competitors with a world-class event in a world- class city."

About Team In Training

Team In Training, the world's largest endurance sports training program, succeeds by harnessing the dedication of people who cling strongest to its goals and by providing four to five months of personal training, making triathlon doable even for first-time athletes. Husbands, wives, parents, children and friends of cancer patients -- sensing the finish line is just ahead -- raise more than $100 million each year, supporting researchers and patients. The financial support has created equally dramatic improvements in the way the blood cancers leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are diagnosed and treated -- from new drugs that can cure to improved therapies that make treatment less harsh on the body. For additional information, call (800) 482- TEAM or visit http://www.teamintraining.org.

About Nation's Triathlon

Nation's Triathlon is the premiere Olympic distance triathlon in the United States. Set against the magnificent and patriotic setting of the nation's capital and its monuments, participants in the Nation's Triathlon will swim 1.5K in the Potomac River, a course that will take them under the Memorial Bridge, bike
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