World Triathlon will allow trans triathletes to compete

The Executive Board of World triathlon has approvedto Transgender Policy, after having submitted it for consultations to various committees such as the Medical, the Athletes and Coaches, the Legal Committee, the Women and Equality, as well as multiple experts in the field and the transgender community.

politics, which will be launched within 30 days, establishes:

"PTo compete in the women's category in an Elite or Age Group triathlon competition, a Transgender athlete must demonstrate that the Testosterone concentration in the athlete's serum has been less than 2,5 nmol/L continuously for a period of at least 24 months. 

Likewise, At least 48 months must have elapsed since the Trans athlete has competed as a male in any sporting competition". says the norm

transgender politics was approved by the majority of the Executive Board, with Vice President Ian Howard and Athlete Committee Chairman Tamas Toth voting against.

"We have been studying this matter for over a year, we have listened to the voices of all World Triathlon stakeholders, and I can only thank all the Committees and Commissions for the detailed work done by them to inform this policy. 

We are a small International Federation, but one that has always had inclusion and gender balance in our DNA. 

The Policy that we have just approved shows that we are prioritizing the principle of equity but showing inclusion. 

It is fully in line with the IOC recommendation and is similar to what other IFs have done in recent months. 

We will of course monitor the status and evolution of this policy, and we are open to reviewing and discussing it as much as necessary over time, as this topic is still evolving and we need to be flexible.”, commented Marisol Casado.

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