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Chelsea Burns Re-Elected as Athlete Representative for USA Triathlon Athletes’ Advisory Council

by USA Triathlon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the final results of its October 2023 run-off election for the second open position for Athlete Representative for the USA Triathlon Athletes’ Advisory Council, which officially closed on October 19, 2023.

Chelsea Burns was elected as the second Athlete Representative for the USA Triathlon Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC). The run-off election was held due to the tie in the results for this position in the September 2023 Election.

Burns was elected by her peers, with voting open to elite triathletes who met eligibility requirements. Burns has served on the AAC since 2021 and will begin her second two-year turn in January 2024

“Chelsea has represented the U.S. in major international competition and is an established leader in the multisport community, making her an outstanding fit to continue to serve her fellow elite athletes,” said Joel Rosinbum, Chair of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors. 

Burns started her career on the U.S. Elite Triathlon National Team in 2013, and represented the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games, as well in many World Triathlon events from 2013 to 2019. Burns graduated from Colgate University in 2012 with a dual degree in Geography and Computer Science.

The AAC makes recommendations to the Board on issues related to the needs and concerns of USA Triathlon’s elite athlete members, including, but not limited to: race selection, USA Triathlon Elite and Elite Paratriathlon National Team qualification criteria, elite athlete rankings, competitive rules in elite races and the procedure for the appointment or election of elite athletes to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Athletes' Advisory Council.

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