Rio 2016

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