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USAT Launches Hall of Fame

March 17, 2008, 12 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 17 2008) USA Triathlon is pleased to announce the creation of a USAT Hall of Fame to honor elite and age group athletes and other contributors who have played a key role in the development of the sport and USAT since they both began in the early 1980s.

Nominations are now being accepted. Those wishing to make a nomination must do so by the deadline of May 31. The criteria and nomination form are available for download. All nominations meeting the criteria will be forwarded to a Voting Committee created by the USAT Board of Directors, which will consider the merits of each nominee and make the final designation. Inductees will receive their award and be inducted at the USAT Congress in Portland, Ore., in September.

A USAT Hall of Fame was established by the Board of Directors in 1985, however, it was never activated. This past year, the Board designated a committee which reviewed the policy from 1985 as well as Hall of Fame policies from several other National Governing Bodies. What resulted was a revision to the original Hall of Fame policy and the designation of the two committees which are charged with soliciting nominations and overseeing the initial induction in September.

All nominations will be screened by a selection committee to insure that all of those nominated meet the criteria established in the policy.

Download the nomination criteria and the nomination form.