World Triathlon first Vice President selected to International Paralympic Committee

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World Triathlon executive Debra Alexander (RSA) will maintain her position on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board after this weekend’s IPC General Assembly. Dr. Alexander, the first Vice President of World Triathlon, returns to the board for a second term. She is the only member of the board representing an international federation and one of five women elected as members at large.

“I want to express my gratitude to all the IPC members that have honoured me with their confidence and their vote, as well as to the entire team that helped me to get to this point,” Dr. Alexander said in a release from World Triathlon. “I promise to serve the membership loyally and diligently and to be a strong voice for members on the IPC Governing Board. I remain committed to empowering Para Athletes from grass roots to the Paralympic Games and beyond sport and to supporting the delivery of World Class Para Sport events. Finally, I will continue to put athletes first, to ensure their health and safety and equity remain at the forefront of everything we do.”

Dr. Alexander’s re-election means that the two highest ranked executives from World Triathlon both hold prestigious positions on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the IPC. World Triathlon President Marisol Casado is a member of the IOC.

“We are extremely proud that Debbie Alexander has been re-elected, and that our sport will continue to have a presence at the top management level of the Paralympic movement”, Casado said. “Debbie has been working tirelessly in the last years for the development of para triathlon and also to take the voice of the International Federations to the IPC, which has proven to be a great pathway for para sport to continue growing. I am convinced that being the great leader and team player that she is, she will continue to shine at the IPC during the next four years.”