Former British Triathlon president Sarah Springman has been inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony took place at a gala dinner in Lausanne, the Olympic capital, the city that hosted the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final.
Sarah was recognised for a Lifetime Achievement Award after an extensive curriculum that includes many years of service with the ITU Executive Board and two terms as ITU Vice President. As well as her extensive work with ITU and pivotal role in campaigning for the sport’s inclusion in the Olympic programme, Sarah also has a stellar record as President for British Triathlon, delivering the hugely successful Olympic Games triathlon in London’s iconic Hyde Park and paving the way for subsequent WTS events as a legacy of those memorable Games.
Add to that numerous world-class appearances as an elite athlete, including the 1990 Commonwealth Games triathlon competition, and there can be few people who have left such an indelible mark on the sport of triathlon and deserve this prestigious accolade and recognition as Sarah Springman.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome these inductees into the ITU Hall of Fame,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “We are a very young International Federation, but we have been privileged enough to have witness some incredible athletes compete and accomplish amazing feats, so it is a great pleasure to have those great names included on our historical gallery”.