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Saturday, June 10, 2023

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First held in 1991, the Great Floridian Triathlon was Florida's original full distance triathlon and is the longest running independent (non-Ironman or Challenge licensed) full distance triathlon in the world! Over the years the race has attracted participants from all 50 states and more than 30 countries.  The GFT was instrumental in putting the quaint community of Clermont. FL on the triathlon map and helped establish Clermont as the “World Triathlon Destination”.  The GFT’s challenging course inspired the slogan, “Are You Tough Enough?”, which is still being used in marketing materials today. During the race’s 31 year history, the Great Floridian Triathlon has been designated the USA Triathlon National Championship for the ultra distance at least eight times!  The multiple national championship designations are a testament to the event’s rich history and longevity, the strong community support, and the passion of the event management team.



The Great Floridian Triathlon was created by athletes, for athletes of all abilities, and has always been known as the people's race.  At the Great Floridian, the athletes always come first.