City of Miramar, Florida to host 2010 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships

Nov. 13, 2009, 1:16 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Today U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced that the city of Miramar, Florida, will host the 2010 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, June 18-20. More than 200 athletes with a physical disability from five countries are expected to compete.

The competition will take place at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, and it will serve as the selection meet for the U.S. Team that will compete in the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, January 15-31, 2011.

"Miramar is an excellent facility that's unparalleled in terms of meeting all of our needs," said Cathy Sellers, Associate Director of High Performance for Track & Field, U.S. Paralympics. "This city has been supportive since day one and has great energy, a great climate and we know our athletes will have great success there."

The Ansin Sports Complex boasts an IAAF-certified Super X-Mondo track surface, only one of a few in the country. Mondo tracks are designed with a very smooth surface, which typically yields faster athlete performances.

Additional details and registration information for the competition will be available online at  in the coming weeks.