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USA Triathlon Launches Virtual Race Fundraiser

USA Triathlon is the latest sports organization to turn to virtual racing, announcing a virtual duathlon to support members of its community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The USA Duathlon Virtual Run-Bike-Run presented by TOWER 26 will run April 10–May 17. It will be free to enter and offers a sprint- and standard-distance option. Attendees […]

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USA Triathlon Partners with CBD Manufacturer

For the first time, a national governing body will partner with a CBD manufacturer as part of a formal partnership. USA Triathlon will partner for the next four years with Pure Spectrum CBD, a Colorado-based firm that bills itself as at the forefront of CBD’s burgeoning presence in the sports industry. Found naturally in cannabis […]

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Sarsota, Florida, has hosted ITU World Cup events in 2017 and 2018, and will do so again in 2019. Photo: ITU

Sarasota-Bradenton to Host 2020 ITU World Cup

Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, has been named as a stop on the 2020 International Triathlon Union Triathlon and Paratriathlon World Cup circuits. The events will be staged March 22 at Nathan Benderson Park and will be used to allow athletes to gain points toward qualifying for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Athletes will compete in […]

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USA Triathlon Age Group Championships Returning to Milwaukee

Milwaukee will host the 2020 and 2021 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, with new qualification guidelines for one of the events held as part of the weekend of competition. The 2020 event has already been scheduled for August 7–9. It will include the sprint-distance race and Olympic-distance races, which will attract more than […]

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USA Cycling and USA Triathlon Reach Membership Agreement

USA Cycling and USA Triathlon have announced a new partnership that will allow potential members access to both organizations in an effort to grow participation in each sport. The first-of-its-kind agreement will create a joint $99 membership, which marks a $31 savings versus purchasing the two memberships separately. Under terms of the agreement, the two Colorado Springs–based […]

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Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon. Photo by Mark Reis

Rocky Harris

Rocky Harris is one of a new wave of national governing body executives with no prior background working in Olympic sports before he was named CEO of USA Triathlon in August. But what he did have was a solid background in professional and collegiate sports, most recently serving as chief operating officer of the Athletic Department at Arizona State University. There, his role included direct oversight of strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the department, a role that included adding triathlon as a sport at the university. Prior to that he worked for the MLS Houston Dynamo and AEG Global Partnerships as chief marketing officer and senior vice-president

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