Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Joni Briganti, member of American Family Fitness Fredericksburg! Joni recently received the 

2020 Multisports Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Wahoo Fitness!

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to USA Triathlon and the multisport lifestyle as a whole. These contributions, whether they have been in performance, leadership, volunteerism, or mentorship, must demonstrate an impact on the multisport lifestyle and an extended commitment to the sport.

From a young age, Briganti was drawn to the water, and she quickly became an impressive young swimmer. Over the past four decades, she has sought out every multisport and endurance race she could. Briganti has completed more than 100 Olympic-distance triathlons, 110 half marathons, six IRONMANs, 18 IRONMAN 70.3s, 34 marathons, and countless 5ks and 10ks. 

Briganti has raced at 10 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships and represented USA Triathlon’s age-group Team USA at three ITU Age Group World Championships. Her positive mindset inspires those around her, and she has been known to recruit dozens of people to compete in triathlons with her.

A member of the 2020 USA Triathlon Foundation Ambassador Team powered by Newton Running, Briganti raises awareness for the Foundation while encouraging triathlon participation in her local community through service projects and outreach activities. She is a water fitness instructor and Masters swim coach at American Family Fitness in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and has been a Jazzercise franchise owner since 1985. She is currently training to become a USA Triathlon-certified coach.

Whether teaching, coaching, speaking to novice triathletes at events, serving at her church, or volunteering at races, Briganti carries her positivity wherever she goes in hopes of encouraging as many people as she can along the way.

For more information about the USA Triathlon Multisport Awards Presented by Wahoo Fitness, and to view all past recipients,


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