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USAT Shows Massive Growth in the Sport

Triathlon Growth

The US National governing body of triathlon (USAT) releases its 2013 data on participating American athletes, coaches, race directors, clubs and more. Sanctioning more than 4,300 races and connecting with more than 510,000 members each year, USAT is largest multisport organization in the world.

• From results submitted through to 18 December 2013, there were 517,150 finishers at USA Triathlon sanctioned events in 2013

• 4,327 events were sanctioned by USA Triathlon in 2013

• In 2013, USA Triathlon officials oversaw 655 races covering 276,171 participants and gave out5,857 penalties

• 7,964 athletes competed in USAT’s own National Championship events (Age Group, Duathlon, Collegiate, Youth & Junior)

• 1,133 age-group athletes were on Team USA in 2013

• 115 age-group medals were achieved at ITU World Championships, including 43 gold, 35 silver and 37 bronze

• 604 Certified Race Directors

• 80 per cent growth rate for USA Triathlon’s webinar offerings from 2012 to 2013, in which the organization offered 90 webinars

• 1,050 USA Triathlon registered clubs in 2013

• 1,551,902 — training miles (weighted) logged by 121 clubs and 3,053 athletes in a three-month period for the 2012-2013 USA Triathlon National Challenge Competition

• 410 new USA Triathlon Certified Coaches (Level I, Level II, Level II Endurance and Youth & Junior) in 2013

• 2,961 Certified Coaches at all levels

• 3 x ITU World Triathlon Series victories by Gwen Jorgensen, who in April became the first US woman to top the podium with her victory at Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego

For more info: www.usatriathlon.org