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Megan Fisher Awarded USOC’s September Athlete of the Month Honors
Fisher recognized for her third ITU Paratriathlon World title
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Top performances throughout September earned paratriathlete Megan Fisher Athlete of the Month recognition, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.
Fisher (Seattle, Wash.) won her third ITU Paratriathlon World Championship title in the TRI-5 division on Sept. 13 in London. Fisher completed the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course in 1 hour, 26 minutes, 27 seconds to best the field, crossing the line more than 90 seconds ahead of the field. The paratriathlon world title was Fisher's second in the month of September, following a gold medal in the C4 Road Race at Para-Cycling Road World Championships on Sept. 1.
Wrestler Jordan Burroughs (Sicklerville, N.J.) was honored as male USOC Athlete of the Month, while the U.S. women’s eight rowing team received Team of the Month honors.
Aaron Scheidies (Seattle, Wash.), who also earned his third career ITU Paratriathlon World Championship medal on Sept. 13 (a silver in the TRI-6b division), was runner-up for the male Athlete of the Month.
Each National Governing Body may nominate one female, one male and one team per discipline for USOC monthly honors. A voting panel selects the winners from the pool of nominees with online fan voting via Twitter accounting for 10 percent of the total vote.
U.S. Olympic Committee September Athletes and Team of the Month:
1. Megan Fisher, Paratriathlon
2. Serena Williams, Tennis
3. Adeline Gray, Wrestling
1. Jordan Burroughs, Wrestling
2. Aaron Scheidies, Paratriathlon
3. Connor Fields, Cycling
1. U.S. Women’s Eight, Rowing
2. U.S. Women’s National Team, Volleyball
3. U.S. 18U National Team, Baseball
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 550,000 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).