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Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon - one of the fastest growing sports in the world - as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 3,500 races and connects with more than 135,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.

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Six Americans Head to Africa for ITU World Triathlon Cape Town

Six Americans Head to Africa for ITU World Triathlon Cape Town

[ 0 ] April 24, 2014 |

Six U.S. elite triathletes, led by the world’s fifth-ranked Sarah Groff, are on the start list for the ITU World Triathlon Cape Town, held April 26-27 as the second stop of the eight-race ITU World Triathlon Series. ITU World Triathlon Cape Town is the first ITU World Triathlon Series event to be held in Africa, […]

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U.S. Men, Women Sweep Team Titles at FISU World University Triathlon Championships

U.S. Men, Women Sweep Team Titles at FISU World University Triathlon Championships

[ 0 ] April 21, 2014 |

Kevin McDowell tops the podium to lead the U.S. team Led by Kevin McDowell’s gold medal performance, eight U.S. men and women posted top-11 finishes to sweep the team titles on Sunday at the International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) 12th World University Triathlon Championships. On the women’s side, Kaitlin Donner (Satellite Beach, Fla.) finished in 2:18:02 to […]

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USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: April 14

USA Triathlon Weekend Notebook: April 14

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |

Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won Ironman 70.3 New Orleans on Sunday with a finishing time of 3 hours, 50 minutes, 36 seconds. After coming out of the water first with the fastest swim of the day, he succeeded in holding off Ben Hoffman (Boulder, Colo.) who finished in second with […]

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Colorado Nabs Fifth Straight Overall Team Title at Collegiate Nationals

Colorado Nabs Fifth Straight Overall Team Title at Collegiate Nationals

[ 0 ] April 6, 2014 |

The University of Colorado once again came out on top, claiming victory with their fifth consecutive overall team title and the men’s team title, while UCLA took home the women’s team title and California won their second Mixed Team Relay title at Saturday’s USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships. Colorado scored 4,028 combined points for the overall team […]

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USA Triathlon Reveals Second Annual Duathlon Race Series

USA Triathlon Reveals Second Annual Duathlon Race Series

[ 0 ] March 27, 2014 |

USA Triathlon today announced the 11 events that will comprise the second annual 2014 USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series, created in 2013 to meet the needs of the growing multisport discipline of duathlon. With one event in each of USA Triathlon’s 10 Regions, athletes from across the country will have the opportunity to compete for […]

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USA Triathlon Introduces Age-Group Mixed Team Relay Series

USA Triathlon Introduces Age-Group Mixed Team Relay Series

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

Five races in five U.S. cities encourage multisport participation USA Triathlon today announced the five events that have been selected to form the inaugural USA Triathlon Mixed Team Relay Series in 2014. The Mixed Team Relay (MTR) Series was created to encourage continued participation in multisport and raise awareness of the growing mixed team relay […]

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USA Triathlon Partners with USA Swimming Foundation

USA Triathlon Partners with USA Swimming Foundation

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014 |

USA Triathlon today announced a new partnership with the USA Swimming Foundation in order to promote the importance of water safety and learning to swim through the organization’s Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series. Fifty swim-run events from across the United States comprise the third annual Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series, which runs from March through […]

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USA Triathlon Launches Women in Sport Webinar Series

USA Triathlon Launches Women in Sport Webinar Series

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014 |

On the heels of the vote to include triathlon as the next NCAA Emerging Sport for Women, USA Triathlon has created the Women in Sport Webinar Series. The series includes six presentations from standout female athletes and coaches, including 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen. The Women in Sport Webinar Series will cover mental skills, physiology, racing […]

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NCAA Division I Legislative Council Approves Triathlon as Emerging Sport

NCAA Division I Legislative Council Approves Triathlon as Emerging Sport

[ 0 ] January 19, 2014 |

95 percent vote supports U.S. Olympic pipeline and athlete development Triathlon, the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement, received overwhelming approval today from the NCAA Division I Legislative Council to be the next Emerging Sport for Women, creating new opportunities within the Olympic pipeline for student-athletes. The vote was 95 percent in favor […]

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Best of 2013: By the Numbers

Best of 2013: By the Numbers

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013 |

Find out how 2013 adds up when it comes to athletes, coaches, race directors, clubs and more. 517,150* finishers at USA Triathlon sanctioned events in 2013. * from results submitted through Dec. 18 4,327 events sanctioned by USA Triathlon in 2013 3 ITU World Triathlon Series victories by Gwen Jorgensen, who in April became the […]

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Best of 2013: Top USA Triathlon News Items

Best of 2013: Top USA Triathlon News Items

[ 0 ] December 22, 2013 |

Take a look back at USA Triathlon’s top multisport headlines of 2013. January 2013 USA Triathlon Launches Beginner-Friendly Retro Tri Series Beckner, Zickovich Earn Overall Wins at USA Triathlon Winter Nationals USA Triathlon Announces Age Group Triathletes of the Year, Presented By Garmin Patricia Walsh, Andre Kajlich Named USA Paratriathlon Athletes of the Year USA […]

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O’Donnell, Snow Lead Americans at GoPro Ironman World Championship

O’Donnell, Snow Lead Americans at GoPro Ironman World Championship

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |

The 35th year of Kona wrapped up in one of the closest championship races that the race has seen. The U.S. combined for a total of four top-ten elite finishes led by Timothy O’Donnell and Caitlin Snow, while 12 U.S. age-groupers won world titles at the event. The men’s leader was Fredrik Van Lierde of Belgium […]

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

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

[ 0 ] September 15, 2013 |

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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Three U.S. Elites to Race This Weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Stockholm

Three U.S. Elites to Race This Weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Stockholm

[ 0 ] August 23, 2013 |

USA Triathlon National Team members Greg Billington, Sarah Groff and Gwen Jorgensen will represent the Red, White and Blue this weekend in Sweden at ITU World Triathlon Stockholm, the seventh event of the eight-race ITU World Triathlon Series. The action begins with the elite women at 7:20 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, with the elite men […]

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Watch USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Live This Weekend

Watch USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Live This Weekend

[ 0 ] August 8, 2013 |

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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Eleven Americans Set to Sprint at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

Eleven Americans Set to Sprint at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

[ 0 ] July 17, 2013 |

Eleven U.S. elite triathletes are set to demonstrate their swim, bike and run speed this weekend as the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series circuit heads to Hamburg, Germany, for a rare sprint-distance showdown and the 2013 ITU Mixed Relay World Championships. Elite action begins with the women at 9:50 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, followed […]

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USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Series Returns to Colorado Springs

USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Series Returns to Colorado Springs

[ 0 ] July 2, 2013 |

Proceeds will benefit the Mile High Youth Corps. For the second straight year, one of the 40 nationwide swim-run events that comprise the USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series will head to Colorado Springs’ Memorial Park on Saturday, Aug. 24. Hosted by USA Triathlon, the youth event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Memorial Park […]

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Draft-Legal Action Heads to Dallas for Pan American Cup Event

Draft-Legal Action Heads to Dallas for Pan American Cup Event

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

The Red, White and Blue will be well represented Saturday, when more than 40 U.S. elite triathletes compete on home soil at the Dallas ITU Pan American Cup. Race-day action begins with the women’s race at 9 a.m. Central on the draft-legal Olympic-distance course (1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run), followed by the men at […]

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Elite Nationals Set for Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego

Elite Nationals Set for Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego

[ 0 ] April 2, 2013 |

The 2013 edition of the annual USA Triathlon Elite National Championships, featuring the nation’s top draft-legal, Olympic-hopeful triathletes, will be held in conjunction with the Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego on April 19-20. The first American male and female across the finish line in San Diego will be crowned the 2013 elite national champions. Sarah […]

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USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals Bound for Tempe, Ariz., in One Month

USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals Bound for Tempe, Ariz., in One Month

[ 0 ] March 13, 2013 |

More than 120 collegiate triathlon clubs and over 1,500 of the nation’s top up-and-coming triathletes will flock to Tempe, Ariz., next month for the April 12-13 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships at Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake. The race weekend will kick off Friday, April 12 at 9 a.m. with the inaugural USA Triathlon […]

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Three Multisport Standouts Named to USA Triathlon Hall of Fame

Three Multisport Standouts Named to USA Triathlon Hall of Fame

[ 0 ] February 20, 2013 |

Top age-grouper Missy LeStrange, groundbreaking paratriathlete Jim MacLaren and the iconic Julie Moss comprise the fifth induction class of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, the multisport National Governing Body announced today. The three inductees will be honored at a banquet Thursday, April 18 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego to open the […]

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The Importance of Committed Race Directors

The Importance of Committed Race Directors

[ 0 ] February 13, 2013 |

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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USA Triathlon Names 2012 Elite Athletes of the Year

USA Triathlon Names 2012 Elite Athletes of the Year

[ 0 ] February 3, 2013 |

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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USA Triathlon’s Best of 2012: By the Numbers

USA Triathlon’s Best of 2012: By the Numbers

[ 0 ] December 27, 2012 |

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 Announces 2013 National Championship Schedule

November 27, 2012 |

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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