Election concluded following last week’s 25th ITU Congress in Auckland, New Zealand
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — American elite triathlete Steve Sexton was among the eight athlete representatives from seven countries elected to the International Triathlon Union Athletes’ Committee following the 25th ITU Congress in Auckland, New Zealand.
Sexton (Raleigh, N.C.) has competed as an elite triathlete since 2006 and is an Elite/Pro Representative on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors. He was the 2008 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Champion and owns a number of top-10 ITU Continental Cup finishes in his career.
Joining Sexton on the ITU Athletes’ Committee are Jessica Harrison (FRA), Ai Ueda (JPN), Claire Cunningham (GBR, paratriathlete), Gregor Bucholz (GER), Kris Gemmell (NZL) Laurent Vidal (FRA) and Santos Caballero Gonzalez (ESP, paratriathlete).
An additional two women will be appointed to complete the full five allotted slots, as the Athletes’ Committee is comprised of 10 athletes from a minimum of three continents with equal representation from men and women.
Athletes will hold the position for a term of two years and were selected by their peers during athlete briefings at the Auckland Grand Final, as well as via a secure online voting system for those not in New Zealand.
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).