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Simon Whitfield to be inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame

Triathlon Magazine Canada Simon WhitfieldThe International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced its  seven inductees for the second annual Hall of Fame. Athletes and those selected for the Life Time Achievement category will be officially inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame at a gala following the men’s Under23 and Junior and Age Group Sprint Distance World Championship races at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago on Thursday, September 17.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome these seven inductees into the ITU Hall of Fame,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Despite our short history of 26 years as an international federation, ITU has been privileged to have witnessed incredible athletes accomplish amazing feats. They laid the foundation for the federation we have grown into today.”

Elite women

  • Michellie Jones (AUS) – 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Silver Medalist, 2 x ITU World Champion, 2006 Ironman World Champion, 2 x overall World Cup Champion
  • Vanessa Fernandes (POR) – 2007 ITU World Championship: 1st 2007, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist, 2 x World Cup Champion, 2 x ITU Duathlon World Champion, holds record World Cup wins with 20
  • Emma Snowsill (AUS) – 3 x ITU World Champion, 2008 Beijing Olympic Champion, 2000 ITU World Junior Champion, 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Champion

Elite men

  • Hamish Carter (NZL) – 2004 Athens Olympic Champion, 1998 ITU World Cup Overall Champion (1998), 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, 2 x ITU World Triathlon Championships silver medallist
  • Peter Robertson (AUS) – 3 x ITU Triathlon World Champion, 2 x Olympian, 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, record World Cup wins with 17
  • Simon Whitfield (CAN) – 2000 Sydney Olympic Champion, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist, 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games Champion, 1999 Winnipeg Pan American Games bronze medallist

Lifetime Achievement

  • Chiharu Igaya (JPN) – 3 x Olympic skiier, Olympic silver medallist, Japan Triathlon Union President 1994-2009, ASTC Vice President 1994-2009, ITU Executive Board Member 1994-2008, IOC Member 1982-2011; member of the IOC Executive Board 1987-1991, 1996-2000; made countless contributions toward the development of triathlon, including the inclusion of triathlon in the Olympics when he was an IOC Executive Board Member and the development of triathlon in Asia.


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from press release