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The best athletes in the sport of triathlon represent the U.S. at the elite level, from the continental Americas Triathlon to the World Triathlon Championship Series all the way to the Olympic Games.

Before athletes can compete in the World Triathlon Championship Series or the Olympic Games, they may compete at the earliest stages of the USA Triathlon Olympic pipeline. Athletes can start competing in draft-legal races as early as age 13 to prepare for international competition in the future. Learn more about these programs via the links below. 

U23 |  Junior Elite | Collegiate Recruitment Program | Project Podium

 

USA Triathlon COVID-19 Team Travel Guidelines - Updated 4.15.2021

Elite Athlete Qualifications

The USA Triathlon Olympic Team, Pan Am Games Team, National Team, Junior and U23 Worlds Team members represent the best of the best among the triathletes in the United States.

Click here to learn how you can qualify for one of USA Triathlon's Elite Teams. 

Elite Prize Purse Calendar

The 2021 Elite Prize Purse calendar can be found here. Please note that events are changing frequently this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and this list may not always be up to date. To submit an event to add to this calendar, please email elite@usatriathlon.org

Athlete Ombuds

 

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to elite athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns.

Phone:                719-866-5000

Email:                 ombudsman@usathlete.org

Website:            usathlete.org

 

Athlete Ombuds Confidentiality and Privacy Policy:

(A) In general.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall maintain as confidential any information communicated or provided to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds in confidence in any matter involving the exercise of the official duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds. (B) Exception.—The Office of the Athlete Ombuds may disclose information described in subparagraph (A) as necessary to resolve or mediate a dispute, with the permission of the parties involved.(C) Judicial and administrative proceedings.—(i) In general.—The ombudsman and the staff of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds shall not be compelled to testify or produce evidence in any judicial or administrative proceeding with respect to any matter involving the exercise of the duties of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds.(ii) Work product.—Any memorandum, work product, notes, or case file of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds—(I) shall be confidential; and(II) shall not be—(aa) subject to discovery, subpoena, or any other means of legal compulsion; or (bb) admissible as evidence in a judicial or administrative proceeding. (D) Applicability.—The confidentiality requirements under this paragraph shall not apply to information relating to—(i) applicable federally mandated reporting requirements; (ii) a felony personally witnessed by a member of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds;(iii) a situation, communicated to the Office of the Athlete Ombuds, in which an individual is at imminent risk of serious harm; or (iv) a congressional subpoena.