Diversity in Triathlon: A Few Radical Ideas

by professional triathlete, Amy VanTassel

“See you out there!”

“How will you recognize me?” Anthony quipped, and we both laughed without having to confirm why it was funny. He was one of the few, if not the only black man competing that day.

Less than 1% of the entire sport of U.S. participants in triathlon are African American.1 Albeit a staggering stat, are any of us surprised? Look around at any race, anywhere, and it’s egregiously evident that triathlon is predominantly a white man’s sport, fueled by the affluent, and uninviting…

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I write about two categorically unrelated topics: college admissions and endurance sports (specifically triathlon) with a dose of humor and perspective.

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Amy VanTassel

Amy VanTassel

I write about two categorically unrelated topics: college admissions and endurance sports (specifically triathlon) with a dose of humor and perspective.

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