A new independent group seeking equality in triathlon launched this week in response to WTC’s “Women for Tri” advisory board.
By Susan Lacke
The “50 Women to Kona” movement has taken their initiative one step further, formally organizing into an group to rival the “Women for Tri” advisory board created by Ironman and Life Time at the end of 2014. TriEqual, a group of professional and age-group triathletes, launched a new website this week and have begun the process of working toward gender parity in multisport, beginning with a push for an equal number of qualifying spots for professional women at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. Currently, only 35 female professional triathletes are allowed to compete at the event, while 50 spots are allocated for male professionals.
“There has been some brewing time in the formation and launch of TriEqual,” Rachel Joyce, co-founder of TriEqual, tells First Off The Bike. “As...