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World Triathlon 2017

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2 WORLD TRIATHLON 2017 ITU's Honorary President, Les McDonald, died on September 4 in Vancouver (Canada), at 84 years of age. McDonald served as ITU's President from its inception in 1989 until 2008, and he was largely credited with getting the sport of triathlon into the Olympic Summer Games. "Les was not only an extraordinary person, he was part of the triathlon family, and will be always remembered. Those of us who were privileged to share this journey with him are immensely sadden at this moment. He lived a plentiful life, dedicated to triathlon, and we will continue to live with his legacy to make sure the sport is always about the athletes", said ITU President an IOC member, Marisol Casado. The grief of his passing was shared by his family, friends, athletes, fans and all the triathlon family, as well as IOC's President, Thomas Bach, and the Olympic and Sport community.

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