It is with deep sorrow that we have learned of the passing of Gabor Markus, long time organiser of the Tiszaujarvaros World Cup event. “Tizzy” as it is fondly referred to by the hundreds of athletes who have competed there, is one of the corner stones of the foundation of ITU. We are deeply indebted to Gabor for the incredible contribution he has made over two decades. Gabor was also the recipient of the Michel Gignoux Award, the highest award given to someone who has made a large contribution to the sport. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family, including his wife Judith, and his two sons, Balazs and Gergely, the ITU Sport Director.