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ITU President and USAT CEO Slated To Speak At Triathlon America Conference

Author: Triathlon America

Date: 12/02/2011

Triathlon America is elated to announce the confirmation of ITU President, Marisol Casado, and USAT CEO, Rob Urbach, as Keynote speakers for the upcoming Triathlon America Conference in San Diego, CA. Casado and Urbach are the first announced speakers for the conference being held February19-21 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in sunny San Diego, California. Both will address conference attendees on their visions for their organizations and the sport of triathlon.

Marisol Casado was elected President of the International Triathlon Union in 2008, at the ITU Congress in her hometown of Madrid, Spain. Marisol has extensive experience and expertise in the Olympic sport of triathlon, being one of the founding members of the Spanish Triathlon Federation and also heavily involved in the creation of the ITU. She served as Secretary General of the Spanish Triathlon Federation  (1989-1994 and 1997-2008), concurrently acting as Treasurer for the ITU (1992-1994 and 2000-2008).

A member of the Spanish Olympic Committee (1992-1994 and 2000 to present), and since 2004 Casado has served as President to its Women and Sport Commission. A former President of the European Triathlon Union, comprising of 41 federations, from 2002 to 2008, she has received the silver medal award "Real Orden del Merito Deportivo Español" for her service to sport.

Rob Urbach began his tenure as USA Triathlon’s Chief Executive Officer in March 2011. He is the ninth CEO in the history of the Colorado Springs-based National Governing Body, which is a member of the United States Olympic Committee and the International Triathlon Union. 

At USA Triathlon, Urbach spearheads the largest multisport organization in the world, which sanctions 4,000 races and connects with more than 150,000 members each year. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including the Summer Olympic Games.

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