— Published 16 November 2021

Parity and inclusion

The International Triathlon Federation (World Triathlon) continues its march towards gender equality and inclusion. It announced on Monday 15 November, via a press release, the results of the elections within its athletes’ commission. The Hungarian Tamas Toth was elected president, the American Allisa Seely was chosen for the position of vice-president. A man and a woman, therefore. But also, less frequently, an able-bodied athlete (Tamas Toth), and a disabled triathlete (Allisa Seely). Both will now sit on the World Triathlon Executive Board as athlete representatives. Since 2019, World Triathlon’s statutes specify that two athlete representatives must sit on the executive board, one man and one woman, from two different continents. Tamas Toth was already the Chairman of the Athletes’ Commission during the last mandate. On the other hand, the American Allisa Seely is a newcomer. She is the first para-triathlete to sit on the World Triathlon Executive Board.