Women For Tri Ambassador Team expands global reach in 2020

Women For Tri, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation,has announced its 2020 Women For Tri Ambassador Team and the opening of applications for the Women For Tri TriClub Grant Program. The Ambassador Team consists of four Global Ambassadors, 41 Brand Ambassadors and 34 Associates who span 20 countries across the globe.

Kyrsten Sinema, Chair of the Women For Tri Advisory Committee and US Senior Senator from Arizona, said: “On behalf of Women For Tri, we are delighted to announce our 2020 Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are talented, committed women who represent the very best of our mission and we’re excited to expand our reach globally, with ambassadors in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, China, the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Canada, South Africa and the United States.”

These female athletes will represent Women For Tri to introduce more women to the sport of triathlon at a grassroots level, helping to overcome barriers to entry through the leadership of first-timer initiatives, engaging their community of women in local races, leveraging their position as triathlon influencers through social media campaigns and the continued building of the Women For Tri global social community of more than 58,000 women.
The 2020 Women For Tri Global, Brand and Associate Ambassadors are:

Global Ambassadors
Minda Dentler*, New York, New York, USA
Julie Moss*, Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
Joanne Murphy*, Galway, Ireland, UK*
Samantha Warriner*, Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand

Brand Ambassadors
Susane Belkhiati*, Panorama, South Australia, Australia
Brenda Bettencourt*, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, USA
Kristy Breslaw*, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Deb Carabet*, Los Angeles, California, USA
Michelle Cooper*, Queensland, Australia
Angel Cuellar*, Fort Lee, Virginia, USA
Natalia Flores*, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Fernanda Halah*, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kristen Hislop*, Clifton Park, New York, USA
Sara-Lise Harris*, Dubai Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Carla McKay*, San Francisco, California, USA
Nanette Nanjo-Jones*, Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
Barbara Nelson*, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
Lyndsay Patterson*, Cwmbran, South Wales, United Kingdom
Melina Timson-Katchis*, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alejandra Vergara*, Texcoco, Mexico
Ginny Wong*, Hong Kong, China
Abigail Anderson, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA
Silvia Araya, Daniel Flores, Barrio Lourdes, Costa Rica
Istra Bauza, Houston, Texas, USA
Joyce Borgmann, France
Brigette Brown, Chandler, Arizona, USA
Leanna Carriere, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Loredana Coda, Italy
Weikle Corrie, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Shaz Dagg, Fielding, New Zealand
Cirsty de Gruchy, Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands
Angana Gohain Barua, Telangana, India
Elle Goodall, Lawnton, Queensland, Australia
Emily Griffiths, Bathurst, United Kingdom & Ireland
Lindsay Hiken, Half Moon Bay, California, USA
Stephanie Johnston, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Morgan Keel, Galloway, Ohio, USA
Qianruo Liu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Rebecca Nyangaresi-Gatang’i*, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Rendy Opdycke, Lake Forest, California, USA
Beth Robinson, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
Eyla Santos, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Maria-Carolina Stenger, Concon, Valparaiso, Chile
Jolynn Unsworth, Waddell, Arizona, USA
Debbie Wog, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Jennifer Arnold*, Australia
Cynthia Erickson*, Michigan, USA
Stephanie Ard, Connecticut, USA
Melanie Berry, United Kingdom & Ireland
Meg Brown, Texas, USA
Charlene Donald, South Africa
Libby Dykes, Utah, USA
Natasha Engel, Australia
Debbie Fine, Georgia, USA
Vicki Gill, United Republic of Tanzania
Luca Glaser, Brazil
Marci Goldberg, Maryland, USA
Natalia Guilherme, Portugal
Alex Hardy, Australia
Tara Homburg, Missouri, USA
Stephanie Kaye, Switzerland
Ashleigh Koerner, Illinois, USA
Annette Lee, Australia
Yina Liu, China
Kylie Mansfield, United Kingdom & Ireland
Karina Mora, Costa Rica
Brenda Morris, Pennsylvania, USA
Ineke Moyle, Australia
Phindile Nama, South Africa
Sharon Peachey, Arizona, USA
Nicole Pease, Connecticut, USA
Carol Pedauga, Ecuador
Vinolee Ramalingam, India
Amanda Robinson, New Zealand
Beth Robinson, South Carolina, USA
Ayaka Suzuki, Japan
Miranda Urbauer, United Kingdom & Ireland
Rachel Vickery, New Zealand
Millie Walker, Australia

*Returning Ambassadors and Associates

To learn more about the 2020 Women For Tri Ambassador program, please visit

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Women for Tri TriClub Grant Program

The Women for Tri TriClub Grant Program was established to support local triathlon clubs as they develop programming and activities to increase female participation in triathlon. Benefiting clubs will utilize funds to provide specific training for female triathletes with a focus on removing barriers to participation, educational programs for female triathletes, and networking and social gatherings with a focus on recruiting and engaging women to participate in triathlon. Since the program’s inception in 2016, more than $300,000 has been awarded to 90 triathlon clubs. This year, the Women for Tri TriClub Grant Applications will be open from Thursday, February 20, 2020 until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, March 5, 2020. To learn more about the 2020 Women for Tri TriClub Grant program, please visit To join the Women For Tri community online, visit

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