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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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Americans Take 18 World Titles at Second ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

Americans combined for 18 off-road triathlon world championship titles — and 50 overall medals — Saturday at the second ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, held in conjunction with the XTERRA Southeast Championships, at Oak Mountain State Park. Craig Evans (Hendersonville, Tenn.) was the top U.S. elite finisher, placing second to earn silver on the men’s side […]

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Fourteen Americans (Seven from Colorado) to Chase Olympic Berths at ITU World Triathlon San Diego

With Olympic dreams on the line, 14 of the United States’ top triathletes will square off against a top-notch international field May 11-12 at the inaugural ITU World Triathlon San Diego, which serves as the second and final automatic qualifier for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. The women’s race will be held Friday, May […]

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Top Athletes Race to National Titles, Team USA Berths at Duathlon Nationals

Nearly 600 athletes chased age group titles Saturday in standard- and sprint-distance events. Patrick Parish and Gail Kattouf clinched overall national titles in the standard-distance event, while Greg McNeil and Patty Peoples won the sprint-distance race Saturday at USA Triathlon’s 2012 Duathlon National Championship, presented by TriSports.com. “I knew a few people would take it out […]

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Ferrante, McLarty Earn USA Triathlon Collegiate National Titles

Colorado convincingly claims third straight team championship. Stanford sophomore Marissa Ferrante and UC Irvine graduate student Dustin McLarty outlasted nearly 1,300 competitors to take the overall titles at Saturday’s USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. A standout runner, Ferrante put together a complete race to cruise to victory on the women’s side. […]

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U.S. Triathletes Jorgensen, Shoemaker Claim Top-10 Finishes in Sydney

2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team qualifier Gwen Jorgensen and Beijing Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker closed strong on the run to record top-10 finishes in the opener of the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series on Saturday morning in Sydney. Jorgensen (Milwaukee, Wis.) placed fourth in the women’s race, covering the Olympic-distance course in 2 hours, 2 minutes, […]

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USA Triathlon Announces 2012 Junior Elite Series

The top teenage triathletes in the United States will face off this summer in a three-race series designed by USA Triathlon to develop draft-legal racing skills and identify top talent for selection to national and international championships. USA Triathlon has designated two Youth Elite & Junior Elite Cup events, which will complement its Youth & […]

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Gatorade Seeking Endurance Athletes

Gatorade, a USA Triathlon gold-level partner, is seeking passionate, accomplished and committed triathletes who want to represent Gatorade in their community. Athletes should be involved in their local endurance communities, live for training and competing and have a record of performance success. If you think you have what it takes, email EndurAlliance@hawkeyeww.com for an application and more […]

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USA Triathlon Selects 2011 Elite Athletes of the Year

With International Triathlon Union World Championship Series podium finisher Sarah Groff and Pan American Games silver medalist Manuel Huerta leading the way, USA Triathlon today announced its 2011 Elite Athletes of the Year as selected by the USA Triathlon Athlete Advisory Council (AAC). “2011 was a year filled with many incredible triathlon performances. The AAC […]

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USA’s Jarrod Shoemaker Takes Clermont ITU Sprint Pan American Cup – Whitley, Haskins Earn Podium Finishes for U.S. Women

USA Triathlon National Team member and Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker posted a strong season-opening performance Saturday with a hometown victory at the Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup at Lake Louisa State Park. Shoemaker (Clermont, Fla.) ran away from the field to lift the tape in 56 minutes, 4 seconds in the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer […]

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National Champions Verzbicas, Whitley Claim 2011 USA Triathlon Junior Honors

USA Triathlon Junior Elite national champions Lukas Verzbicas and Kelly Whitley have been honored for their remarkable 2011 seasons with USA Triathlon Junior Triathlete of the Year honors. USA Triathlon will announce its Elite Athletes of the Year later this week. Verzbicas (Colorado Springs, Colo.) made national headlines in September 2011 when he captured gold […]

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