COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the 11 members of its 2021 U.S. National Team, the group of athletes who will represent the U.S. at the highest levels of elite World Triathlon competition during the 2021 season. The 2021 Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team will be announced in the coming weeks.

USA Triathlon also launched its Tokyo United campaign, which will promote and tell the stories of the hopefuls and eventual members of the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Triathlon Teams. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are due to take place this summer from July 24-Aug. 9, and the Paralympic Games will take place from Aug. 24-Sept. 5.

Headlining the women’s U.S. National Team are Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.), the only athlete currently qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team via her performance at the 2019 Tokyo Olympic Qualification Event; and 2019 World Triathlon champion Katie Zaferes (Cary, N.C.), who is vying for her second Olympic berth after debuting at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

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