Women For Tri Ambassador Team Expands Global Reach in 2020; Applications for Women For Tri TriClub Grants Now Open 

– Ambassadors and Associates span 20 countries globally 

– Women For Tri TriClub Grant Program now accepting applications  

TAMPA, Fla. (February 25, 2020) – Women For Tri®, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation®, today announced its 2020 Women For Tri Ambassador Team and the opening of applications for the Women For Tri TriClub Grant Program. The Ambassador Team consists of four Global Ambassadors, 41 Brand Ambassadors and 34 Associates who span 20 countries across the globe.  

“On behalf of Women For Tri, we are delighted to announce our 2020 Ambassadors,” said Kyrsten Sinema, Chair of the Women For Tri Advisory Committee and U.S. Senior Senator from Arizona. “Our Ambassadors are talented, committed women who represent the very best of our mission and we’re excited to expand our reach globally, with ambassadors in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, China, the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Canada, South Africa and the United States.”  

These female athletes will represent Women For Tri to introduce more women to the sport of triathlon at a grassroots level, helping to overcome barriers to entry through the leadership of first-timer initiatives, engaging their community of women in local races, leveraging their position as triathlon influencers through social media campaigns and the continued building of the Women For Tri global social community of more than 58,000 women. 

The 2020 Women For Tri Global, Brand and Associate Ambassadors are:    

Global Ambassadors 

Minda Dentler*, New York, New York, USA 

Julie Moss*, Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA 

Joanne Murphy*, Galway, Ireland, UK* 

Samantha Warriner*, Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand  

Brand Ambassadors 

Susane Belkhiati*, Panorama, South Australia, Australia 

Brenda Bettencourt*, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, USA 

Kristy Breslaw*, Boca Raton, Florida, USA 

Deb Carabet*, Los Angeles, California, USA  

Michelle Cooper*, Queensland, Australia 

Angel Cuellar*, Fort Lee, Virginia, USA 

Natalia Flores*, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 

Fernanda Halah*, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Kristen Hislop*, Clifton Park, New York, USA 

Sara-Lise Harris*, Dubai Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Carla McKay*, San Francisco, California, USA 

Nanette Nanjo-Jones*, Gig Harbor, Washington, USA 

Barbara Nelson*, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA 

Lyndsay Patterson*, Cwmbran, South Wales, United Kingdom 

Melina Timson-Katchis*, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Alejandra Vergara*, Texcoco, Mexico 

Ginny Wong*, Hong Kong, China  

Abigail Anderson, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA 

Silvia Araya, Daniel Flores, Barrio Lourdes, Costa Rica 

Istra Bauza, Houston, Texas, USA 

Joyce Borgmann, France 

Brigette Brown, Chandler, Arizona, USA 

Leanna Carriere, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada 

Loredana Coda, Italy  

Weikle Corrie, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 

Shaz Dagg, Fielding, New Zealand  

Cirsty de Gruchy, Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands 

Angana Gohain Barua, Telangana, India 

Elle Goodall, Lawnton, Queensland, Australia 

Emily Griffiths, Bathurst, United Kingdom & Ireland 

Lindsay Hiken, Half Moon Bay, California, USA 

Stephanie Johnston, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada 

Morgan Keel, Galloway, Ohio, USA 

Qianruo Liu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China 

Rebecca Nyangaresi-Gatang’i*, Eastern Cape, South Africa 

Rendy Opdycke, Lake Forest, California, USA 

Beth Robinson, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA 

Eyla Santos, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico  

Maria-Carolina Stenger, Concon, Valparaiso, Chile 

Jolynn Unsworth, Waddell, Arizona, USA 

Debbie Wog, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA 


Jennifer Arnold*, Australia  

Cynthia Erickson*, Michigan, USA 

Stephanie Ard, Connecticut, USA 

Melanie Berry, United Kingdom & Ireland 

Meg Brown, Texas, USA 

Charlene Donald, South Africa 

Libby Dykes, Utah, USA 

Natasha Engel, Australia 

Debbie Fine, Georgia, USA 

Vicki Gill, United Republic of Tanzania 

Luca Glaser, Brazil 

Marci Goldberg, Maryland, USA 

Natalia Guilherme, Portugal  

Alex Hardy, Australia 

Tara Homburg, Missouri, USA 

Stephanie Kaye, Switzerland 

Ashleigh Koerner, Illinois, USA 

Annette Lee, Australia 

Yina Liu, China 

Kylie Mansfield, United Kingdom & Ireland 

Karina Mora, Costa Rica 

Brenda Morris, Pennsylvania, USA 

Ineke Moyle, Australia 

Phindile Nama, South Africa 

Sharon Peachey, Arizona, USA 

Nicole Pease, Connecticut, USA 

Carol Pedauga, Ecuador 

Vinolee Ramalingam, India 

Amanda Robinson, New Zealand 

Beth Robinson, South Carolina, USA 

Ayaka Suzuki, Japan 

Miranda Urbauer, United Kingdom & Ireland 

Rachel Vickery, New Zealand 

Millie Walker, Australia 

*Returning Ambassadors and Associates 

To learn more about the 2020 Women For Tri Ambassador program, please visit www.womenfortri.com/get-involved/ambassador-team/

To find information about events in your surrounding area and join the Women For Tri Ambassador Support Crew, please contact womenfortri@ironman.com.  

Women for Tri TriClub Grant Program  

The Women for Tri TriClub Grant Program was established to support local triathlon clubs as they develop programming and activities to increase female participation in triathlon. Benefiting clubs will utilize funds to provide specific training for female triathletes with a focus on removing barriers to participation, educational programs for female triathletes, and networking and social gatherings with a focus on recruiting and engaging women to participate in triathlon. Since the program’s inception in 2016, more than $300,000 has been awarded to 90 triathlon clubs. This year, the Women for Tri TriClub Grant Applications will be open from Thursday, February 20, 2020 until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  

To learn more about the 2020 Women for Tri TriClub Grant program, please visit www.womenfortri.com/our-community/triathlon-club-grants

To join the Women For Tri community online, visit www.facebook.com/groups/WomenForTri/. For media related inquiries, please contact press@ironman.com


About Women For Tri 

Women For Tri®, a program of The IRONMAN Foundation launched by IRONMAN in 2015, works to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon. The program seeks to identify and diminish primary barriers to entry and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes across all race distances and representing all athletic abilities. Since inception, over $300,000 in grants have been awarded to triathlon clubs supporting female participation initiatives. Women For Tri embodies the heart and soul of what makes the sport so rewarding: testing your ability, overcoming challenges, and realizing the full depth of your potential in the most widely recognized test of endurance – triathlon. Learn more at www.womenfortri.com and join the Women For Tri online community of 58,000+ female triathletes at www.facebook.com/groups/WomenForTri

About the IRONMAN Foundation 

The IRONMAN Foundation creates positive, tangible change in race communities by engaging athletes and volunteers to participate in programs that demonstrate service through sport and commitment to community. Since 2003, over $50,000,000 has been provided through giveback programs led by the IRONMAN Foundation to more than 9,500 local, regional, national and global nonprofit initiatives. Through these partnerships, IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series participants are powerfully linked to the community and together help leave a positive legacy behind in race communities long after event day. For more information on IRONMAN Foundation programs, including Team IMF, Community Fund, Rock This Town®, Your Journey Your Cause, and Women For Tri, visit www.ironmanfoundation.org

About The IRONMAN Group  

As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com

About Wanda Sports Group 

Wanda Sports Group (Nasdaq: WSG) is a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform with a mission to unite people in sports and enable athletes and fans to live their passions and dreams. Through our businesses, including Infront and The IRONMAN Group, we have significant intellectual property rights, long-term relationships and broad execution capabilities, enabling us to deliver unrivalled sports event experiences, creating access to engaging content and building inclusive communities. We offer a comprehensive array of events, marketing and media services through three primary segments: Mass Participation, Spectator Sports and Digital, Production, Sports Solutions (DPSS). Our full-service platform creates value for our partners and clients as well as other stakeholders in the sports ecosystem, from rights owners, to brands and advertisers, and to fans and athletes. Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wanda Sports Group has more than 60 offices and 1,600 employees around the world. 

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