Six Americans Elected to International Triathlon Union Committees

October 24th, 2012

Marisol Casado, Loreen Barnett re-elected as president, secretary general

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Six leaders within the United States multisport community were elected to positions on various International Triathlon Union committees Monday at the 25th annual ITU Congress in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Americans selected in the 2012 ITU Committee Elections include:

• Constitution Committee: Gale Bernhardt (Loveland, Colo.)
• Medical and Anti-Doping Committee: Dr. Doug Hiller (Kamuela, Hawaii)
• Multisport Committee: Jeff Dyrek (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
• Paratriathlon Committee: Jon Beeson (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
• Technical Committee: Joyce Donaldson (Sylvania, Ohio)
• Women’s Committee: Susan Haag (Jacksonville, Fla.)

In addition, Marisol Casado of Spain was re-elected as President of ITU, earning another four-year term. Loreen Barnett of Canada also won another four-year term after being re-elected as Secretary General of ITU, ensuring that ITU remains the only International Federation in the Olympic Games with women at the top two leadership roles. Visit for a complete recap of the elections.

In all, 109 National Federations were represented at the 25th ITU Congress, held at the Viaduct Events Center in Auckland. The ITU Congress closed a highly successful week at the Grand Final of the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series. The U.S. earned 48 medals and 13 world titles over the course of four days of competition in Auckland. Visit for full coverage of the event.

About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 455,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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Six Americans Elected to International Triathlon Union Committees

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