(ATR) Marisol Casado is a sports trailblazer as the only woman to lead a summer Olympics federation.
Casado has been president of the International Triathlon Union since 2008 and an IOC member since 2010 as a federation leader.
She is number 21 in the 2018 edition of the Around the Rings Golden 25. Published since 1997, the Golden 25 is an annual review of people, events and issues expected to influence the Olympic Movement in the year ahead.
Casado is one of the leading advocates on the IOC for gender equality. In her sport, she has led the push to introduce a mixed team event in the 2020 Olympics.
She holds the post of treasurer on the executive counsel for the Global Association of International Sports Federations and is a member of the IOC Women and Sport Commission. In 2017 she was a member of the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2024 Olympics.
Casado is a member of the council for the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations.
In addition to competing in triathlon, Casado, 61, has run marathons and played field hockey.
2017 ranking: Not Ranked.
Reported by Ed Hula.