Jim Curl

USA Triathlon

Picture

Jim Curl was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

In 1982, Jim Curl, along with fellow inductee Carl Thomas, began the U.S. Triathlon Series. The USTS distance evolved and led Curl and Thomas to create what is now known as the Olympic distance (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run). Through the series, Curl has produced over 150 triathlons internationally, and his involvement includes the creation of the Reebok Women's Triathlon Series and events that have become some of the larger races in the U.S., such as St. Anthony's Triathlon and the Accenture Chicago Triathlon.