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Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic to Feature 118 Teams from US and Canada

Numerous Top 20 Teams and Individuals to Compete at One of Premiere Courses in US

Louisville, KY – September 30, 2015 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) will host 118 college and university teams from 23 states and Canada in the 14th Annual Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic (GLCCC), presented by Primal Sport Mud, on October 3, 2015, at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. The GLCCC will bring together many of the nation’s top college cross country programs as more than 2,700 athletes will compete at one of the largest college meet contested in the US in 2015. The field will include 28 men’s teams and 30 women’s teams from NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III, and NAIA that are ranked in the national collegiate cross country polls. The field also includes eight NCAA Division I programs that have won team national championships, most recently the Wisconsin Badger’s men’s team in 2011.

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Winners Announced for Louisville pure tap® 5K

Louisville, KY – September 12, 2015 – With more than 1,000 registered participants, the Louisville pure tap® 5K went off this morning under cool and partly cloudy skies at race start. The race along Zorn Ave. followed the route your water takes every day as part of Louisville Water’s production of 120 million gallons of drinking water.

Patrick Hynes of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 16:37.60, edging second-place finisher David Grieshaber of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 16:51.00. Katie Casto Hynes of Louisville, Ky., won the women’s division in 18:56.06, beating Jenniffer Burton of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 21:26.98. Katie and Patrick Hynes, who recently relocated to Louisville from New York City, are the first married couple to win the men’s and women’s division.

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IRONMAN announces new, five-year IRONMAN® Louisville Contract

Norton Sports Health Renews Presenting Sponsorship for Duration of Agreement

 Louisville, Ky., – August 18, 2015 – IRONMAN and Louisville Sports Commission today announced a new five-year agreement that ensures the IRONMAN® Louisville triathlon presented by Norton Sports Health will be held in Louisville through 2019. The agreement also moves the event to the second Sunday in October from the traditional date in late-August.

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Louisville to Host Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge®

Louisville, Ky. – August 4, 2015 – The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisville Sports Commission will welcome U.S. and Canadian firefighters to Louisville when it hosts the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge® on Aug. 21-22.

This marks the first time that Louisville has hosted the Challenge, which seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public. Wearing “full bunker gear” and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, teams and individuals race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. “victim” as they race against themselves, their opponents and the clock.

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Louisville Hosts Nation’s Top Prep Basketball Players

Kentucky Expo Center site of 2015 AAU Boys Basketball National Championships

            Lake Buena Vista, FL June 30, 2015 – The nation’s top prep basketball players will converge on Louisville, Ky., from July 22-27 for the 2015 AAU Boys Basketball 10th Grade and 11th Grade National Championships and Super Showcases.

Many of the top teams and players will be showcased including 2016 ESPN 100 ranked Edrice Adebayo (#6, Boo Williams Summer League), V.J. King (#16, King James Shooting Stars), Trent Forrest (#49, Alabama Challenge), Nick Ward (#52, All Ohio Red), Derek Funderburk (#53, King James Shooting Stars), and Xavier Simpson (#58, King James Shooting Stars).

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