Webinar: Hidden Dangers in a Growing Sport: Eating Disorders in Triathlon
Topic: Hidden Dangers in a Growing Sport: Eating Disorders in Triathlon
In this webinar presentation, learn to review the characteristics, warning signs and dangers of eating disorders, as well as mental and physical key identifiers for coaches and athletes to watch for. Ellen Hart will explain the effects of eating disorders on both health and performance, and why athletes with eating disorders may benefit from treatment. She will draw from her personal story of having suffered a debilitating eating disorder during her long distance running career, share her journey of recovery, and discuss her triathlon experience over the last seven years.
Recently named as USAT Masters Athlete of the Year (2012), Ellen Hart is a public speaker, nutrition educator, masters athlete in running, triathlon and duathlon, and the proud mother of 3 children. Hart attended Harvard University where, before graduating in 1980, she won 8 varsity letters in soccer, basketball and track and field.
Hart’s achievements continued after her college career and included being an accomplished long-distance runner from 1980-84, setting a World’s best at 20K, holding the American record at 30K, and competing in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Trials. She went on to graduate from University of Colorado Law School in 1988.
In 1996, Hart’s lengthy battle with an eating disorder became the subject of the made-for-TV movie, Dying to Be Perfect, the Ellen Hart Peña Story.
She now works for two non-profits—Share Our Strength, a national anti-hunger organization, and the Eating Disorder Foundation in Denver, CO, which she co-founded. At age 54, Hart has won 7 world and 3 national championships over the past 5 years, including the Ironman World Championship in Kona in 2010. She has been ranked the #1 triathlete for Women 50-54 by USAT for 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Feb. 20, 2013
Start Time: 4:00 PM MST
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