Three-time Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae is a member of the board. Photo: John David Becker
Some of the biggest names in the sport of triathlon have come together to form the Professional Triathlon Union (PTU), the organization announced today.
The global union will work to represent all professional non-drafting triathletes and will aim to “improve the sport in its entirety to benefit pro non-drafting triathletes and all stakeholders.”
The union was formed in 2014 and its founding Board of Directors include some of the biggest names in the sport, including: Jodie Swallow, Rachel Joyce, Helle Frederiksen, Mirinda Carfrae, Meredith Kessler, Mary Beth Ellis, Angela Naeth, Sebastian Kienle, Pete Jacobs, Dirk Bockel, Dylan McNiece, Tim O’Donnell, James Cunnama, Andreas Dreitz and Scott DeFilippis. According to the press release, the group will look to increase the diversity of the board as it grows.
Executive Director Rich Allen, a retired British Pro triathlete...