Ignite the Spark

Celebrating the transformative power of multisport

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    Ignite the Spark celebrates the resilience, determination and dedication of our multisport community.

    From our Olympic and Paralympic athletes to our amateur athletes, corporate partners, donors, race directors, coaches, and clubs, we all play a role in igniting the spark within our communities. The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are just the ignition to reinvigorate and fan the flames of multisport in the United States. We will celebrate the achievements of the 2024 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians before passing the torch to aspiring triathletes dreaming to compete on home soil at Los Angeles 2028.

    Ignite the Spark is part of the USA Triathlon Foundation's Comprehensive Campaign to fuel the growth of our sport culminating with the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Games. Please consider donating to the USA Triathlon Foundation! Each contribution helps transform lives through sport by providing opportunities to swim, bike, and run through the Foundation's Three Pillars:

    • Encourage Youth Participation
    • Inspire Pathways to Access and Inclusion
    • Ignite Olympic and Paralympic Dreams

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      Olympic Qualification on the Line at 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra

      U.S. elite triathletes will compete for U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team selections and the 2023 world title this week in Pontevedra, Spain, at the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra.

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    • Everyone Has a Story

      While elite athletes take center stage once every four years, age group athletes are the heart of the multisport community. No matter someone's skill level, age, or background, everyone's story of what first sparked their interest in the sport can ignite the same for others.

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    • The 2020 U.S. Olympic mixed relay triathlon team - Katie Zaferes, Kevin McDowell, Taylor Knibb, and Morgan Pearson - pose for a photo with silver medals around their necks. Kevin and Morgan are holding onto either side of a U.S. flag, which they're holding up and behind the four of them.
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    • Stay Informed

      Keep your spark for elite triathlon alive with the Ignite the Spark Newsletter, USA Triathlon's email newsletter dedicated to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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    Athletes Qualified for Paris 2024

    Allysa Seely, Hailey Danz, and Melissa Stockwell celebrate and yell while standing atop the podium at the 2016 Paralympic games. All three have medals around their necks, and Melissa Stockwell (middle) is holding a stuffed toy awarded to gold medalists in her left hand.

    How U.S. Elite Triathletes Qualify for Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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    Qualification Process

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