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Barb Lindquist
RE: USA Triathlon is recruiting collegiate runners who can swim and is here to answer your questions (sponsored)

Flyyy wrote:

Do you sponsor half ironman triathletes? If someone does not meet the times you have given for running in college, would one be able to do a race and then reach out to you with the times for sponsorship? I would love to get involved, but do not have the times you asked training now and hoping to have some fast times next summer...

First off, welcome to the sport of triathlon! I assume if you are training for a Half that you have already done a sprint or Olympic distance race last summer. I'd love to see links to those results. If that assumption is off and you are jumping right into a Half, well, you need to contact me!

We don't support half IM triathletes because High Performance within USAT is directly related to the Olympic movement, which is the Olympic distance and the 1st ever Olympic event of the Mixed Relay. Better than a race to show us your run would be to do a few of our run tests and send video, though if you are 13.1m focused and we are looking at the shorter run distances, lack of speed may come into play. Reach out if you'd like to discuss the run assessment.

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