1. The Federation
continues to have the support of the Indian Olympic Association.
However priority sport status is sought for triathlon to grow and gain
2. The Indian
Triathlon Federation has bid to the Asian Triathlon Confederation and won the
right to host the following events.
a. Asian Satellite Meet (Chennai) December 2001 (successfully
b. Asian Championships, Chennai, 2nd November 2003
3. The Indian
Triathlon Federation has appointed a National Coach, Mr. Brett Mace from
Australia who arrived in Chennai on August 1, 2001. Although the initial
period of appointment was for 1 year, Mr. Mace has recently agreed to another
term taking him through to December 2004.
Mr. Rob Pickard has been retained as a Hight Performance Consultant to follow on
with his valuable contribution to date and is working closely with the Academy.
23 athletes were selected from all over India to join the Academy. Since
the commencement of the Academy a number of athletes have either left or have
been asked to leave the Academy for a variety of reasons. There are 7
athletes currently in residence, which is an ideal number.
A fully equipped gym, with imported equipment has been installed at TNSRA Squash
Academy at Nehru Park which is utilized by athletes and squash players.
The Indian Triathlon Academy is currently based at this Academy which includes
and office, bicycle equipment room and other training facilities. A 6 Lane 25
metre pool is currently under Construction.
7. An annual
calendar, Long Term Development Plan, Budge, have all been prepared by the
Federation with the help and guidance of the coach and consultant of the
8. The Federation
has managed to purchase and update the bicycles and related equipments to bring
it to a satisfactory standard.
ambitious Overseas Training and Racing Program has commenced with athletes
competing in Asia Cup Races since the inception of the Academy. The
Academy's first training overseas camp was held in Shoalhaven Heads, Australia
between January - April 2003 and February - March 2004 produced a number of successful results.
10. A team of
professionals have developed the website -
www.triathlonindia.com for the