Los Angeles,CA – Tuesday April 9, 2019. Thom Richmond, founder of the organization which currently has almost 6,000 members, has created an alternative entry point for people new to the sport, and a long list of events and support for triathletes at every level. Thom said, “It is our very great honor to have Mark behind us in our mission to make the sport more affordable and accessible. Mark is offering his support to all of our coaches and is committed to carrying our message to every corner of the sport. We consider ourselves far more than just fortunate for his advice and support. We won the lottery.”
“One of the greatest things that can happen in sports is to help new people enter it. California Triathlon is the leading group doing that in triathlons. It is helping break down barriers to entry, providing training support and staging races that are creating a groundswell of renewed interest in triathlons,” said Mark Allen. “I am excited and proud to join forces with California Triathlon as their spokesperson and head coach to ensure the vitality of triathlons and to enhance the experience for all athletes who want to be a part of it now and in the future.”
About Mark Allen
Mark Allen is the 6x IRONMAN Triathlon World Champion, and the first winner of the ITU Olympic Distance World Championship. Over the course of his racing career he maintained a 90% average in top-three finishes and won an unprecedented twenty-one straight multi-sport events over all distances and disciplines. He was named Triathlete of the Year six times by Triathlete Magazine, and Outside magazine dubbed him “The World’s Fittest Man.” Allen was inducted into the Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame, the USAT Hall of Fame and the ITU Hall of Fame. Recently he was voted “The Greatest American Triathlete Of All Time” in a poll conducted by the IRONMAN organization, as well as “The Greatest Endurance Athlete Of All Time” in a poll conducted by ESPN.
For more information: www.markallencoaching.com
About California Triathlon
California Triathlon is a 501c3 charity that provides a premium no-fee membership to over 4,000 athletes worldwide. Our mission is to make the sport of triathlon affordable, accessible & sustainable by providing the resources, coaching and support needed for athletes to accomplish their goals.
For more information: https://californiatriathlon.org