GRIT USA™ is an adult & high school endurance + multi-sport development program that advances underrepresented athletes to new limits, inspires communities, and enacts socio-cultural & economic change.
We must engage & challenge organizational culture of governing bodies within the sport and leadership and consider the entire ecosystem of touch-points to increase enrollment of People of Color (athletes, coaches & race directors), maintain brand equity, and elevate performance bridging the gap between recreational and elite athletes.
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 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 Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).