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Women For Tri Ambassador Team Expands Global Reach in 2020; Applications for Women For Tri TriClub Grants Now Open

February 25, 2020

- Ambassadors and Associates span 20 countries globally - Women for Tri TriClub Grant Program now accepting applications

TAMPA, Fla. (February 25, 2020) – Women For Tri®, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation®, today announced its 2020 Women For Tri Ambassador Team and the opening of applications for the Women for Tri TriClub Grant Program. The Ambassador Team consists of four Global Ambassadors, 42 Brand Ambassadors and 34 Associates who span 20 countries across the globe.

“On behalf of Women For Tri, we are delighted to announce our 2020 Ambassadors,” said Kyrsten Sinema, Chair of the Women For Tri Advisory Committee and U.S. Senior Senator from Arizona. “Our Ambassadors are talented, committed women who represent the very best of our mission and we’re excited to expand our reach globally, with ambassadors in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, China, the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Canada, South Africa and the United States.”

These female athletes will represent Women For Tri to introduce more women to the sport of triathlon at a grassroots level, helping to overcome barriers to entry through the leadership of first-timer initiatives, engaging their community of women in local races, leveraging their position as triathlon influencers through social media campaigns and the continued building of the Women For Tri global social community of more than 58,000 women.

The 2020 Women For Tri Global, Brand and Associate Ambassadors are:

Global Ambassadors

Minda Dentler*, New York, New York, USA
Julie Moss*, Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
Joanne Murphy*, Galway, Ireland, UK*
Samantha Warriner*, Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand

Brand Ambassadors

Susane Belkhiati*, Panorama, South Australia, Australia
Brenda Bettencourt*, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, USA
Kristy Breslaw*, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Deb Carabet*, Los Angeles, California, USA
Michelle Cooper*, Queensland, Australia
Angel Cuellar*, Fort Lee, Virginia, USA
Natalia Flores*, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Fernanda Halah*, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kristen Hislop*, Clifton Park, New York, USA
Sara-Lise Harris*, Dubai Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Noel Kosiek, San Rafael, California, USA
Carla McKay*, San Francisco, California, USA
Nanette Nanjo-Jones*, Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
Barbara Nelson*, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
Lyndsay Patterson*, Cwmbran, South Wales, United Kingdom
Melina Timson-Katchis*, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alejandra Vergara*, Texcoco, Mexico
Ginny Wong*, Hong Kong, China
Abigail Anderson, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA
Silvia Araya, Daniel Flores, Barrio Lourdes, Costa Rica
Istra Bauza, Houston, Texas, USA
Joyce Borgmann, France
Brigette Brown, Chandler, Arizona, USA
Leanna Carriere, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Loredana Coda, Italy
Weikle Corrie, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Shaz Dagg, Fielding, New Zealand
Cirsty de Gruchy, Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands
Angana Gohain Barua, Telangana, India
Elle Goodall, Lawnton, Queensland, Australia
Emily Griffiths, Bathurst, United Kingdom & Ireland
Lindsay Hiken, Half Moon Bay, California, USA
Stephanie Johnston, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Morgan Keel, Galloway, Ohio, USA
Qianruo Liu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Rebecca Nyangaresi-Gatang’i*, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Rendy Opdycke, Lake Forest, California, USA
Beth Robinson, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
Eyla Santos, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Maria-Carolina Stenger, Concon, Valparaiso, Chile
Jolynn Unsworth, Waddell, Arizona, USA
Debbie Wog, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Associates

Jennifer Arnold*, Australia
Cynthia Erickson*, Michigan, USA
Stephanie Ard, Connecticut, USA
Melanie Berry, United Kingdom & Ireland
Meg Brown, Texas, USA
Charlene Donald, South Africa
Libby Dykes, Utah, USA
Natasha Engel, Australia
Debbie Fine, Georgia, USA
Vicki Gill, United Republic of Tanzania
Luca Glaser, Brazil
Marci Goldberg, Maryland, USA
Natalia Guilherme, Portugal
Alex Hardy, Australia
Tara Homburg, Missouri, USA
Stephanie Kaye, Switzerland
Ashleigh Koerner, Illinois, USA
Annette Lee, Australia
Yina Liu, China
Kylie Mansfield, United Kingdom & Ireland
Karina Mora, Costa Rica
Brenda Morris, Pennsylvania, USA
Ineke Moyle, Australia
Phindile Nama, South Africa
Sharon Peachey, Arizona, USA
Nicole Pease, Connecticut, USA
Carol Pedauga, Ecuador
Vinolee Ramalingam, India
Amanda Robinson, New Zealand
Beth Robinson, South Carolina, USA
Ayaka Suzuki, Japan
Miranda Urbauer, United Kingdom & Ireland
Rachel Vickery, New Zealand
Millie Walker, Australia

*Returning Ambassadors and Associates

To learn more about the 2020 Women For Tri Ambassador program, please visit www.womenfortri.com/get-involved/ambassador-team/.

To find information about events in your surrounding area and join the Women For Tri Ambassador Support Crew, please contact [email protected].

Women for Tri TriClub Grant Program

The Women for Tri TriClub Grant Program was established to support local triathlon clubs as they develop programming and activities to increase female participation in triathlon. Benefiting clubs will utilize funds to provide specific training for female triathletes with a focus on removing barriers to participation, educational programs for female triathletes, and networking and social gatherings with a focus on recruiting and engaging women to participate in triathlon. Since the program’s inception in 2016, more than $300,000 has been awarded to 90 triathlon clubs. This year, the Women for Tri TriClub Grant Applications will be open from Thursday, February 20, 2020 until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

To learn more about the 2020 Women for Tri TriClub Grant program, please visit www.womenfortri.com/our-community/triathlon-club-grants.

To join the Women For Tri community online, visit www.facebook.com/groups/WomenForTri/. For media related inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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About Women For Tri

Women For Tri®, a program of The IRONMAN Foundation launched by IRONMAN in 2015, works to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon. The program seeks to identify and diminish primary barriers to entry and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes across all race distances and representing all athletic abilities. Since inception, over $300,000 in grants have been awarded to triathlon clubs supporting female participation initiatives. Women For Tri embodies the heart and soul of what makes the sport so rewarding: testing your ability, overcoming challenges, and realizing the full depth of your potential in the most widely recognized test of endurance – triathlon. Learn more at www.womenfortri.com and join the Women For Tri online community of 58,000+ female triathletes at www.facebook.com/groups/WomenForTri.

About the IRONMAN Foundation

The IRONMAN Foundation creates positive, tangible change in race communities by engaging athletes and volunteers to participate in programs that demonstrate service through sport and commitment to community. Since 2003, over $50,000,000 has been provided through giveback programs led by the IRONMAN Foundation to more than 9,500 local, regional, national and global nonprofit initiatives. Through these partnerships, IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series participants are powerfully linked to the community and together help leave a positive legacy behind in race communities long after event day. For more information on IRONMAN Foundation programs, including Team IMF, Community Fund, Rock This Town®, Your Journey Your Cause, and Women For Tri, visit www.ironmanfoundation.org.

About The IRONMAN Group

As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

About Wanda Sports Group

Wanda Sports Group (Nasdaq: WSG) is a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform with a mission to unite people in sports and enable athletes and fans to live their passions and dreams. Through our businesses, including Infront and The IRONMAN Group, we have significant intellectual property rights, long-term relationships and broad execution capabilities, enabling us to deliver unrivalled sports event experiences, creating access to engaging content and building inclusive communities. We offer a comprehensive array of events, marketing and media services through three primary segments: Mass Participation, Spectator Sports and Digital, Production, Sports Solutions (DPSS). Our full-service platform creates value for our partners and clients as well as other stakeholders in the sports ecosystem, from rights owners, to brands and advertisers, and to fans and athletes. Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wanda Sports Group has more than 60 offices and 1,600 employees around the world.