Novant Health Announced As MLT Charlotte Event Partner
Charlotte, NC (May 10, 2017) – Novant Health, an industry leading healthcare company serving North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia, has partnered with Major League Triathlon (MLT) for its event in Uptown Charlotte on May 20, 2017.
The Novant Health network consists of 14 medical centers and more than 1,500 physicians in 470 locations across the Southeastern United States. As part of the MLT Charlotte partnership, Novant Health will provide onsite medical care to participating MLT athletes, manage water stations during the race, as well as offer sports performance consultations in the expo area led by performance specialists from Novant Health Sports & Performance Medicine powered by EXOS. The hometown “Carolina Gliders” team will wear team jerseys that display the Novant Health logo on the front.
In 2016, Novant Health engaged EXOS, a leader in human performance, to bring performance training programs and services to the Charlotte area. The program, Novant Health Sports & Performance Medicine powered by EXOS, provides local youth, high school, college and professional athletes, teams, active adults and local companies with training programs utilizing EXOS’ methodology that has supported elite champions around the world, the U.S. military and leading global corporations. By combining Novant Health’s sports medicine expertise with EXOS’ highly skilled team of performance specialists, Novant Health is able to offer a premiere program that greatly benefits school age and professional athletes, and active adults.
“Novant Health is a fantastic organization and we couldn’t be happier to partner with them”, said Daniel Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer of Major League Triathlon. “Novant Health is an industry-leading healthcare organization that is committed to improving the health of the Charlotte community. Novant Health supports some of the top sports teams and community events in the Southeast, and to have Major League Triathlon added to that list is extremely exciting for us.”
The eight teams in this professional triathlon will consist of 32 of the best elite triathletes from all over the world. Each athlete will swim 300 meters, bike four miles and run one mile, one at a time, before tagging their next teammate. The first team to have all four athletes cross the finish line will win.
“Novant Health’s deep commitment to health and wellness is a reflection of our community partnerships, like the one we have with the Major League Triathlon,” said Greg Bielec, Director of Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine for Novant Health in the Greater Charlotte Market. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with the organization and look forward to keeping the athletes healthy with our world-class health care and services.”
Major League Triathlon
Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. Major League Triathlon hosts races in major cities across the United States. MLT was formed in 2016 with the goal of creating a more spectator-friendly version of triathlon. MLT aims to grow the sport of triathlon on both an amateur and professional level. For a complete list of MLT events, visit www.majorleaguetri.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Dylan Sorensen, Major League Triathlon