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Posted: April 28, 2016:  

Triathlon: USA Triathlon Celebrates 100-Day Countdown to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games

NEW YORK -- April 27 marks 100 days until the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, and to celebrate the milestone, USA Triathlon is launching a Rio 2016 microsite and joining Team USA in the heart of Times Square for the next stop on the Road to Rio Tour.

U.S. Olympic qualifier Sarah True will join more than 75 athletes at Team USA's 100 Days Out celebration in New York City.

USA Triathlon expects to field a full six-person team for the 2016 Olympic Games, including top-ranked triathletes Gwen Jorgensen and Sarah True. The last qualification event for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team will be hosted at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 14, where athletes could earn spots with podium finishes or through the USA Triathlon objective rankings system.

Rio 2016 Coverage

The USA Triathlon Rio 2016 microsite delves into the qualification process, as well as the latest Games coverage, the sport's history in the Olympic Movement, athlete bios and more. USA Triathlon has also released the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games GoldMaps in collaboration with NBC to encourage fans to learn more about the sport and get their start in swim, bike and run when they see it as part of the Games -- all available at

Road to Rio Tour

On April 27, True will join more than 75 Olympic athletes at the fourth stop on the Road to Rio Tour, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. The event will stretch from 42nd to 44th streets, bringing the spirit and excitement of the Olympic Games to fans with athlete demonstrations, meet-and-greet autograph sessions, fan sport experiences, interactive elements, Team USA giveaways, live musical performances and more. All of the Road to Rio Tour stops are free and open to the public. Find the full event schedule at

If you're not in New York City, you can still follow all the action on Team USA and USA Triathlon's social accounts and with the hashtags #100DaysOut and #RoadToRio.

Wish Good Luck to Team USA

Join the #100DaysOut celebration by sharing good luck messages to the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team and letting them know you'll be cheering for them. Tag @usatriathlon on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, and we'll feature our favorite good luck posts in the summer issue of USA Triathlon Magazine and on the web.

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. 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 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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