ITU Gold Coast 2015

The best athletes in the sport of triathlon represent the U.S. at the elite level, from the domestic ITU Pan American Cup to the ITU World Triathlon Series all the way to the Olympic Games.

Before athletes can compete in the ITU 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 that will prepare them for international competition in the future. Learn more about these programs now. 

U23 | Junior Elite | Collegiate Recruitment Program


Pan American Games

Elite Athlete Qualifications

The USAT Olympic Team, Pan Am Games Team, National Team, Aurum Project, 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 USAT's Elite Teams. 


Elite Prize Money Calendar

USA Triathlon has compiled a list of events, domestic and international, that are known to have elite prize purses ($5,000 or more). This list will be updated throughout the season as new information is received. If you know of a race that isn't currently on the list, please let us know by emailing To view the current list click here.