Webinar: Running Off the Bike
Topic: Running Off the Bike
Too many times people talk about triathlon as "Swim, Bike, Survive." This webinar will help you go from surviving to thriving. Gain competence and dominance in the run after this hour-long webinar in which Gwen Jorgensen will go over daily drills and skills she learned both as an NCAA D1 All-America runner in track and field and cross country and as a world class Olympic triathlete.
The webinar will focus on the following:
• Form and technique in running
• How cycling affects running
• Running off the bike
• Shoe choice
• Transitions and workouts
Gwen Jorgensen made triathlon debut in 2010 and has quickly risen to the top, finishing the 2013 season as the top-ranked American with a No. 4 world ranking. Jorgensen made history in 2013 as the first-ever U.S. woman to win an ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) event when she sprinted to victory at Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego in April. Jorgensen also won WTS events in Yokohama and Stockholm, and was a member of the bronze-medal winning Mixed Relay World Championships team, earning the first medal for the U.S. since the relay format was introduced in 2009. A former collegiate runner at the University of Wisconsin, Jorgensen posted the fastest run split at most of her 2013 events. Jorgensen also won the Super Sprint Grand Prix in Las Vegas, part of the 2013 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series.
In addition to Jorgensen’s three 2013 ITU WTS titles, she also finished on the podium two other times: at the 2012 series Grand Final in Auckland, New Zealand, and at the 2011 London test event where she qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. Other notable finishes include wins at the 2012 Banyoles (Spain) ITU World Cup and the 2011 Tiszaujvaros (Hungary) ITU World Cup. Jorgensen also won the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series and was named 2010 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year.
Prior to becoming a triathlete, Jorgensen was a six-time Academic All-Big Ten as a member of the track and field, cross country and swim teams at the University of Wisconsin. She was the 2009 Big Ten champion in the 5,000m and 3,000m and earned All-American honors in track and cross country. Jorgensen completed her master’s in accounting and worked for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee before shifting her focus to triathlon full-time.
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members, Coaches and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Jun. 3, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM MST
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