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Team USA Claims Five Titles, 15 Medals in ITU Olympic-Distance Worlds

Top amateur athletes from the United States faced off against the best in the world at Sunday’s ITU Standard (Olympic-Distance) World Championships, earning five world titles and 15 overall medals in Hyde Park. * Calah Schlabach (25-29, Arlington, Va.)Americans who struck gold include: * Brian Duffy, Jr. (25-29, West Chester, Pa.) * Ann Davidson (50-54, […]

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Watch USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Live This Weekend

For the third consecutive year, coverage from the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships will be streamed live online this weekend from Milwaukee, Wis., for free at usatriathlon.org. A record number of the nation’s top amateur triathletes will compete over the course of Saturday’s Olympic-Distance National Championship and Sunday’s Sprint National Championship. Action from both […]

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The Importance of Committed Race Directors

I was sitting on the airplane on my way back to the Bay Area from Colorado Springs after this year’s Race Director Symposium reflecting on what an awesome three days had just passed. Each year for the past seven years I leave this meeting in January renewed to tackle the coming year’s events with a […]

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Lukas Verzbicas of Colorado Springs Wins USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year

USA Triathlon Names 2012 Elite Athletes of the Year

With U.S. Olympian Sarah Groff and elite national champion Jarrod Shoemaker headlining the honorees, USA Triathlon today announced its 2012 Elite Athletes of the Year. Eligible athletes were nominated by their fellow elite competitors with the award selections being made by the USA Triathlon Athlete Advisory Council (AAC). “2012 was truly a remarkable year in […]

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19-year-old Lukas Verzbicas celebrates his first career ITU World Cup victory in Banyoles, Spain. (Janos Schmidt/ITU)

USA Triathlon’s Best of 2012: By the Numbers

2 – The number of age group wins in two days by women’s 70-74 standout Beatrice Burns (Hamden, Conn.) at the 2012 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. Burns, who was honored in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” for her efforts in Burlington, also won her age group at the Ironman World Championship to cap an amazing […]

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USA Triathlon Announces 2013 National Championship Schedule

USA Triathlon today announced the dates and locations for a number of its 2013 National Championship events, providing multisport athletes from across the United States the opportunity to compete in a top-notch championship environment and earn official national champion status. Kicking off the 2013 National Championship slate is the USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships, […]

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USA Triathlon Elite Nationals Returns to Buffalo on September 15th; Colorado Springs’ Sarah Haskins Aims for her Second Career Elite National Title

With national titles on the line, a field featuring more than 40 top American triathletes — including three Olympians — will be in action at the 2012 USA Triathlon Elite National Championship, held alongside the Nickel City Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 15 in Buffalo, N.Y. The Olympic-distance races, which will feature a total of nearly […]

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Watch the Olympic Triathlon Events Live

Both Olympic Games triathlon competitions are scheduled to air live on the NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus) – the women Aug. 4 at 4 a.m. Eastern, followed by the men Aug. 7 at 6:30 a.m. Eastern. Click here to view your local listings. Both races will also be available via a live stream at NBCOlympics.com. You can […]

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Laura Bennett, Hunter Kemper Named U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team Captains

Olympic Games veterans Laura Bennett and Hunter Kemper were selected the captains of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team, USA Triathlon announced today. Over the course of their decorated careers, Bennett (Boulder, Colo.) and Kemper (Colorado Springs, Colo.) have combined for six Olympic appearances and three top-10 finishes at the Games. Bennett will captain the […]

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Bennett, Verzbicas Earn Wins at Dallas ITU Pan American Cup

2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team qualifier Laura Bennett was victorious in a tune-up for London, and Lukas Verzbicas claimed his first professional win to highlight Saturday’s Dallas ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup. Bennett (Boulder, Colo.) covered the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds to record her second […]

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Barry Siff Named Vice President of USA Triathlon Board of Directors

USA Triathlon today announced that Barry Siff (Boulder, Colo.) was named Vice President of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors. Prior to accepting this officer position, Siff was initially elected to the Board of Directors in January 2012 while representing the Rocky Mountain, Pacific Northwest and Midwest Regions. He previously served as Chair of USA Triathlon’s Race […]

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