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Team USA was created by USA Triathlon to be a team of age group/amateurs who will best represent the United States and compete in the International Triathlon Union’s (ITU) world championships, which attracts the best athletes representing over 50 countries each year.

All athletes eligible to represent the United States must:
     - Be a U.S. citizen OR
     - Be a U.S. national: someone who has resided in the US for three
     consecutive years and has not competed for their country of citizenship
     in the prior year.

Team USA eligible athletes must not have competed for their country of citizenship in the prior year. Athletes who choose to be recognized as nationals who have competed for their country of citizenship in the last year may get dispensation by obtaining a letter from the National Federation of their home country allowing competition as a USA athlete.


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2016 ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championship Qualifying Information:

USA Triathlon has held an Age Group National Championship event for 30 years, and we believe this year, our third consecutive year in Milwaukee, will be our best yet. If you have not raced in Milwaukee, know that the atmosphere, energy and opportunity to meet fellow triathletes from all 50 states is unique. If you have raced in Milwaukee, we have a number of enhancements planned this year, including a newly paved surface on Highway 794 going over the Hoan Bridge, expedited bag check, a memorable start to the race, and more.

With regard to qualification for the 2016 ITU Age Group World Championships in Mexico, as it stands today, we are looking at the strong likelihood that a non-draft sprint race will not be offered. We have asked the local organizing committee to consider keeping the non-draft sprint championship, but they indicated they cannot provide a definitive answer until June.

The 2015 USA Triathlon Sprint National Championships, to be held Aug. 8-9 in Milwaukee, will remain a non-drafting race in accordance with USA Triathlon Competitive Rules. A separate qualifier will be held in October this year to allow athletes to earn spots on Team USA for the Draft-Legal Sprint ITU World Championships in Mexico. Details regarding this qualifying event will be released in the coming weeks. At this draft-legal event, up to 18 spots will be filled. Any unused spots would then be awarded to qualifying athletes in the respective age groups in Milwaukee.

To view the FAQ on this event, please click here, along with the most up-to-date information on the 2015 USA Triathlon Sprint National Championships. We will also let you know where things stand with Mexico as soon as we receive confirmation one way or the other, through this section of the site as well as email. Details regarding  the qualifying event will be released by the middle of April by USA Triathlon.

2016 ITU Sprint Duathlon World Championship Qualifying Information:

USA Triathlon has held Duathlon National Championships for many years and have continued to see it grow. With regard to qualification for the 2016 ITU Duathlon Sprint World Championships, as it stands today, we are looking at the strong likelihood that a non-draft sprint race will not be offered. We will not likely have a definitive answer until late spring. 

The 2015 USA Triathlon Duathlon Sprint National Championships, to be held June 6 in Saint Paul, will remain a non-drafting race in accordance with USA Triathlon Competitive Rules. A separate qualifier will be held later this year to allow athletes to earn spots on Team USA for the Duathlon Draft-Legal Sprint ITU World Championships. Details regarding this qualifying event will be released in the coming weeks. At this duathlon draft-legal sprint event, up to 18 spots will be filled. Any unused spots would then be awarded to qualifying athletes in the respective age groups in Saint Paul. Please note that qualification for standard distance will remain the same and Saint Paul will be on the only qualifier for the 2016 ITU Duathlon Standard Distance World Championships.  The Standard event will remain a non-draft event.

A Q&A section is available by clicking here, and the USA Triathlon website includes the most up-to-date information on the 2015 USA Triathlon Duathlon Sprint National Championships. We will also let you know where things stand with the ITU as soon as we receive confirmation one way or the other, through this section of the site as well as email.

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