It is with great sadness that the ITU has learned of the death of its Honorary President, Les McDonald. He 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. The grief of his passing is shared by his family, friends, athletes, fans and all the triathlon family, and by ITU staff and Board.