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INTRODUCING THE RACE DIRECTOR CENTURY CLUB
On April 25 USA Triathlon announced the launch of the USA Triathlon Century Club for race directors, a program that will honor multisport race directors who have sanctioned more than 100 triathlon, duathlon, aquabike, aquathlon and youth events over the course of their careers.


Race directors will receive commemorative items of increasing value as they progress to higher levels. Additionally, all Race Director Century Club members will be recognized on www.usatriathlon.org each quarter.


To be recognized in the USA Triathlon Race Director Century Club, please email your name and a list of all sanctioned events to eventservices@usatriathlon.org.


Congratulations to the first four members of the Race Director Century Club: Jack Weiss (300), Tom Zeibart (300) Matthew Brown (100) and Tri the Parks (100).


 


NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER NAMED USA TRIATHLON CERTIFIED PERFORMANCE CENTER
USA Triathlon recently added the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla., as the nation’s fifth USA Triathlon Certified Performance Center.


The National Training Center (NTC) met a number of rigorous requirements set forth by USA Triathlon in order to earn the designation of one of the top multisport facilities in the nation. The center is one of only 10 certified performance or training centers in the country.


Opened by South Lake Hospital in 2001, the 37,000 square foot fitness facility features a 75-meter by 25-yard outdoor pool, athletic fields, a 400-meter track and field complex and a cross country course. The NTC also offers outpatient physical therapy, video analysis, bike fits, V02 and lactate testing and a newly extended performance lab with motion and gait analysis.


 


TEAM PSYCHO TO SUPPORT COLLEGIATE RECRUITMENT PROGRAM
Early in 2013, USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Recruitment Program was granted support from the USOC to start a residential program for six athletes to train and live full time at the Olympic Training Center. USA Triathlon is pleased to announce the addition of sponsorship to the Collegiate Recruitment program from Team Psycho® for 2013.


In a ground-breaking sponsorship program, Team Psycho®, thru its Elite Development Program, will provide travel grants to the six athletes in the program to help ease the financial burden created by the pursuit of their Olympic dreams.


Team Psycho® created the Elite Development Program (EDP) as a not-for-profit program after the sport of triathlon made its Olympic debut and the funding for up-and-coming triathletes was scarce.


“The pursuit of making an Olympic team requires dedication, perseverance, and a passion that reflects what our team knows as “Psycho Karma,” said EDP Co-Executive Director and USA Triathlon HOF inductee, Karen Smyers. “USA Triathlon, Barb Lindquist and the Collegiate Recruitment Program, do such an incredible job identifying talent and offering a structure for these future Olympic hopefuls to succeed, we felt that sponsoring the program was an appropriate evolution for the EDP.”


Team Psycho member and EDP founder Carmen Monks said: “What we really hope is that other triathlon teams in the U.S. will follow our lead and provide financial support to up-and-coming athletes and other USA Triathlon developmental programs. We are proud to ‘pay it forward’ and create opportunities for the next generation of triathletes and hope to create a legacy by challenging other triathlon teams to do the same.”


Founded in 1991 as an informal group of four triathlon training partners in suburban Boston, Team Psycho has since become recognized as one of the premier teams in the world. Visit www.teampsycho.com for more information.


68 USA TRIATHLON SUMMER 2013

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