Triathlon Union confirms new Athlete’s Committee

Lausanne, Oct 14, 2016: ITU is pleased to confirm the newly elected Athlete’s Committee which includes 10 representatives from nine countries.

“Athletes have been an integral part of the decision-making process since ITU was founded nearly 30 years ago,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “I’m very pleased to see a diverse range of athletes on the committee, with a wide breadth of experience. I look forward to working with them to make triathlon even better.”

The inclusion of elected athletes on the ITU Executive Board has strengthened the role of the athletes and is an integral part of our continued success as an International Federation striving to be athlete centered.

The elected members will serve as liaisons between athletes, ITU staff and the Executive Board. Athletes will hold the position for a term of two years and were elected by their peers through an anonymous and secure online voting system.

Returning to the committee to serve another term are Olympians Ai Ueda (JPN) and Jessica Harrison (FRA) as well as Paralympian Clare Cunningham (GBR).

Women
Clare Cunningham (GBR) – paratriathlete
Jessica Harrison (FRA)
Rachel Klamer (NED)
Lisa Norden (SWE)
Ai Ueda (JPN)

Men
Yannick Bourseaux (FRA) – paratriathlete
Jonathan Goerlach (AUS) – paratriathlete
Shen-Yen Hsieh (TPE)
Francisco Serrano (MEX)
Tamás Tóth (HUN)

The Athlete’s Committee is comprised of ten athletes from a minimum of three continents with equal representation from men and women. Any athlete who had points on the ITU Points List or ITU Paratriathlon Points List within the past four years was eligible to be nominated. The ITU Athlete’s Committee receives two votes at the ITU Congress and one vote on the Executive Board. —- ITU

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