Endurance Sport Leader Joins Triathlon Experts and Athletes at this Annual Northeast Season Kick Off Event

USA Triathlon (USAT) Hall of Fame Inductee and legendary race director Dave McGillivray will appear at TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo in Boston on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at MIT’s Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center.  McGillivray will give a motivational presentation, “Defining Moments,” conduct the keynote interview with 2010 Ironman World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae and moderate a coaches panel and other afternoon presentations at this popular annual gathering for triathletes and endurance athletes.

McGillivray is Race Director for the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and most famous road race, as well as owner and President of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises, Inc. (DMSE) which has produced or consulted on over 850 mass-participatory athletic events nationally and internationally.  McGillivray has deep roots in the sport of triathlon as an eight-time competitor in the Ironman World Championships (best finish: 14th); as Race Director for the Triathlon World Championships (1990), the Goodwill Games Triathlon in NYC (1998) andthe Boston Triathlon (2001-2005); and as founder of the New England Triathlon Tour.  McGillivray’s contributions to triathlon were recognized by USAT, the sport’s governing body, with his election to the USAT Hall of Fame in 2011.

McGillivray will translate his extraordinary life journeys and athletic achievements into life lessons in his motivational presentation, “Defining Moments.” After his presentation, which is open to all TRI-MANIA registrants (free registration available with a click here), McGillivray will moderate the afternoon presentations which will include the TRI-MANIA keynote interview with 2010 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae to get insight on her training, racing and life as one of the world’s most successful triathletes.

“TRI-MANIA has become the season kick-off for triathlon in the Northeast, and having Dave McGillivray take the stage caps off what’s shaping up to be our best event yet,” said Mark Walter, owner of Sun Multisport Events, the producer of the TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo series. “Having Dave share his personal experience as both an elite competitor and leader in the endurance sports world will be a great inspiration to our attendees and his energy and passion will shine through as the moderator of our great afternoon line-up.”

The TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo (formerly known as the Multisport World Conference and Expo), is the largest pre-season event series on the east coast US, developed exclusively for triathletes and in 2013 is expected to draw more than 7,000 attendees across events in Boston, New York City and the Washington, D.C. market. A production of Sun Multisport Events, each event in the TRI-MANIA series is designed to educate, equip and excite athletes for the upcoming season with educational and inspirational presentations, hands-on clinics and workshops, competitive events and a large and diverse vendor expo. Six-time Ironman World Champions Dave Scott and Mark Allen will keynote TRI-MANIA New York City and Washington, D.C., respectively.

TRI-MANIA Boston is developed in partnership with the USA Triathlon Northeast Regional Council and will be celebrating its 11th year as the definitive season kick-off in New England.  In addition to participation by McGillivray and Carfrae, the event will feature presentations from some of the region’s top coaches, a half distance triathlon training workshop led by Ironman World Champion Karen Smyers, additional classroom-style workshops, Total Immersion swim clinics, ChiRunning clinics, and a vendor expo featuring 85+ exhibitors. The event will be held at MIT’s Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center on March 23, 2013. More information and free registration is available at, via Facebook at or by following @TriManiaExpo on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

About Sun Multisport Events

Sun Multisport Events is the premier multisport event production company in the northeast, offering a unique set of events that attracts a diverse group of athletes from the beginner triathlete to the seasoned long course veteran. The Sun Multisport Events line-up includes the TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo series, plus sprint, Olympic and half distance triathlons including the Patriot Half, New England Trifest and Cranberry Trifest. Sun Multisport will draw more than 11,000 athletes to their 2013 event line-up.