Sport-by-sport - Triathlon
|Chief Executive||Zara Hyde Peters|
|Performance Director||Simon Mills (Interim Manager)|
|Funding Award (2009-2013)||£5,291,300|
|London 2012 Performance||1 Gold, 1 Bronze|
|Athletes on World Class Performance Programme||22|
|Press Officer||Helen Gorman|
|Press Officer tel||07739 456 644|
|National governing body||British Triathlon|
"Triathlon places huge physical demands on our athletes, but funding made available to British Triathlon ensures that they have access to an exceptional programme of preventative injury treatments. We have arguably the best support system in the world, and this is only achieved through the investments made into triathlon by the funding we receive and our partners.”
Performance Manager Heather Williams
Great Britain has made outstanding progress in triathlon since the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, and in Alistair Brownlee and Helen Jenkins, has both the men’s and women’s world champions in the squad for London 2012.
With sights firmly set on achieving GB’s first ever Olympic triathlon medal, British Triathlon, which is receiving over £5.2million of UK Sport funding for the London cycle (2009-13), has been working hard to ensure the athletes will be in peak condition for the Games.
British Triathlon has benefitted from a range of UK Sport support services to try and give athletes the edge at London 2012. UK Sport’s Research and Innovation (R&I) team have worked with British Triathlon and the University of Southampton on athlete wind tunnel positioning at Wolfson to help evaluate athlete positioning and equipment selection. The R&I team has also worked with British Triathlon on bespoke equipment design and development.
UK Sport has supported the ITU World Triathlon Series every year since 2009. In 2011, on the Olympic course in Hyde Park, Great Britain won gold medals in both the men’s and women’s races. Helen Jenkins won the women’s race while Alistair Brownlee won the men’s race with younger brother Jonathan winning the bronze medal.
The ITU World Championship Grand Final will also be held in London for the first time in 2013, following a successful bid from British Triathlon and Upsolut Sport UK, with the support of UK Sport, the Mayor of London through London & Partners, the Royal Parks and DCMS.
British Triathlon’s Performance Director, Heather Williams, completed UK Sport’s 2006-9 Women and Leadership Development Programme. The programme was established to address the low level of women in senior administrative positions in sport.
*Accurate as of May 2012