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Posted: October 14, 2016:  

Triathlon: Jamie Turner, Coach of Olympic Champion Gwen Jorgensen, to Present at Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Jamie Turner, coach of Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen, will join world-renowned multisport coaches and industry experts to present at the 2016 USA Triathlon Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium, set for Oct. 21-22 in Atlanta.

Registration is still open at, and the deadline to register is Sunday, Oct. 16.

In addition to Turner, attendees of this year's symposium will hear from the best coaches and advisers in the sport. Also on the schedule are the USA Triathlon High Performance staff who recently supported the 2016 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team in Rio de Janeiro at the Olympic Games, including Olympic Games team leader Andy Schmitz, Olympic women's team lead Bobby McGee and Olympic men's team lead Jarrod Evans, along with USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program Manager and Olympian Barb Lindquist.

Additional presenters include:

  • Jeff Anders, M.D.
  • Lauren Antonucci, registered dietitian
  • Todd Carver, Retül
  • Larry Creswell, M.D.
  • Alison Dunlap, two-time U.S. Olympian, cycling (keynote)
  • Neal Henderson, USA Triathlon Level III Certified Coach
  • Lindsay Hyman, USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach
  • Jesse Kropelnicki, USA Triathlon Level III Certified Coach
  • Allen Lim, Ph.D.
  • Ian Murray, USA Triathlon Level III Certified Coach
  • Sage Rountree, Ph.D.
  • Dave Schell, TrainingPeaks
  • Carwyn Sharp, Ph.D., USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach and NSCA Chief Science Officer
  • Matt Valyo, USA Triathlon Level II and Youth & Junior Certified Coach

Topics covered at the 2016 Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium include:

  • Performance Nutrition for Elite Athletes
  • Developing Cycling-Specific Fitness and Finesse for Triathlon
  • Triathletes and Heart Health
  • Strength Training for Triathlon Power and Performance
  • Using Data Driven Techniques to Improve Athletes
  • NCAA Pipeline
  • Best Practices in Endurance Sports Nutrition and Hydration
  • Recovery: The Key to Performance
  • Positioning for Speed
  • Altitude Training
  • Calming our Stormy Waters: Mastering Anxiety in Open Water Swimming
  • Closing and Keeping: Athlete Acquisition and Retention
  • Using Data to Prescribe Race-Specific Training
  • Coaching Youth & Junior Programs
  • Paratriathlon
  • Risk Management
  • Draft-Legal/ITU Running
  • Swim Training

The biannual event is a unique and robust educational opportunity for triathlon coaches and includes networking opportunities. This year's event will be held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, and USA Triathlon Certified Coaches earn 15 CEUs for attending the entire conference. The cost is $595 for USA Triathlon Certified Coaches, $625 for USA Triathlon annual members and $655 for the general public.

Register now at before Sunday, Oct. 16.

For the latest information on the 2016 USA Triathlon Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium, visit

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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