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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 ITU World Triathlon Series all the way to the Olympic Games.

Before athletes can compete in the World Triathlon 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 10.20.2020

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

2021 Elite Prize Purse calendar coming soon. To submit an event to add to this calendar, please email