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USOPC Names Rocky Harris as Chief of Sport and Athlete Services

Rocky Harris, who has been chief executive officer of USA Triathlon since 2007 and overseen the national governing body’s rise in recent years, will join the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as chief of sport and athlete services. In the new role, he will oversee athlete service programming — inclusive of athlete mental and […]

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USA Triathlon Reaches Milestone in NCAA Championship Effort

USA Triathlon has secured its 40th university offering women’s triathlon at the varsity level, the minimum number that the NCAA will consider for potential championship consideration. Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, California, will become the 40th program, beginning competition in fall 2022. Triathlon has been considered an emerging sport by the NCAA since 2014. That designation began […]

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USA Triathlon Launches New Gravel Triathlon Series

Building off the rapidly growing trend of gravel-related races springing up around the country, USA Triathlon has announced the inaugural 2022 USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series with eight events spread throughout the country. Paired with the first USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships to be held June 3 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the series offers endurance sports […]

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PTO to Host First U.S. Triathlon Tour Event in Irving, Texas

The Professional Triathletes Organization will host its first PTO Tour event in the United States – The PTO USA Open – in partnership with USA Triathlon, the Dallas Sports Commission and the City of Irving. The event will staged September 17–18 in Las Colinas–Irving, Texas. The inaugural PTO USA Open will be the third race […]

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USA Triathlon to Invest $100,000-Plus to Drive Youth Multisport Participation

USA Triathlon will invest more than $100,000 to increase opportunities and access for current and prospective youth athletes across the multisport community through its 2022 Return to Racing Youth Stimulus Package. The program includes free youth event sanctioning, free youth clinic sanctioning, free registration for youth clubs, 10 free youth memberships to race directors and […]

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USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris Extended Through 2028

USA Triathlon’s board of directors has announced a contract extension through 2028 for Chief Executive Officer Rocky Harris, who has been at the helm of the organization since 2017. Harris will guide USA Triathlon through its Elevate 2028 strategy plan, a set of guiding principles, goals and strategies designed to enable USA Triathlon to grow […]

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Inaugural 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival to be Held in Irving, Texas

USA Triathlon has announced that Irving, Texas, will host the inaugural 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival, scheduled for April 28–May 1, 2022, and encompassing six of USA Triathlon’s National Championship events during the four-day event. “This brand-new Multisport National Championships Festival has been a long time in the making and we are thrilled […]

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Spit, Luck and Patience: An Inside Look at How to Attend the 2021 Olympics

Most Olympians punched their ticket to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo by qualifying at a trials or earning enough points at other competitions to make their team. My ticket to Tokyo was punched alone in my Honda CR-V on a hot summer afternoon, in the parking lot of a Denver-area urgent care. That’s when […]

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USA Triathlon Offers First Events-Based GBAC Certification

USA Triathlon and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council have announced a partnership that will help race directors and race management companies meeting the highest levels of cleanliness and safety at their events while minimizing risk from the coronavirus and other infectious agents. While GBAC has been partnering with venues around the country including convention centers […]

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USA Triathlon Launches Safe Return Guidelines for Events

USA Triathlon has launched a new Safe Return to Multisport initiative, which features a set of racing, training and event-production guidelines for the multisport community. The set of resources includes guidelines for contact tracing, volunteers and a safe return to racing. “USA Triathlon collaborated with world-class medical experts and leaders at all levels of the […]

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