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Training Peaks to Serve as Supporting Sponsor of Art & Science Symposium

July 03, 2008, 12:21 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 3 2008) - USA Triathlon is pleased to announce that Training Peaks, the leader in online and software training tools for endurance athletes and coaches, will serve as the Supporting Sponsor for the 2008 USAT Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium. 

The event, which will be held Sept. 21-23 at the Embassy Suites Hotel - Portland Washington Square in Portland, Ore., will feature a dynamic lineup of national and international triathlon experts discussing the latest in triathlon research, trends and coaching.

"We are fortunate to have a corporate partner like Training Peaks that does so much to support USAT, all of our certified coaches and programs like the Art and Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium," said USAT Sport Performance Director Scott Schnitzspahn.

"Peaksware is excited to be the supporting sponsor of USA Triathlon's Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium & Expo", said Donavon Guyot CEO of Peaksware, LLC. "We built our products based on feedback from the thousands of coaches who use our software. Supporting this symposium gives us an amazing opportunity to share our latest features while collecting valuable input for the future".

The Symposium will feature keynote speakers John Naber, Antarctic Mike,  Jim Ryun, and Dean Karnazes.

Naber, a four-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming and now a network television and radio sports broadcaster, uses his experiences to teach others how to set world-class goals and achieve world-class results.

Antarctic Mike holds the U.S. marathon record in Antarctica, and in 2006, he became the first person to run back-to-back marathons in Antarctica.

Ryun, whose high school mile record of 3:55.3 stood for 36 years, competed in three Olympic Games and won the silver medal in the 1,500 meters in 1968.

Karnazes, better known as Ultramarathon Man, is a best-selling author, speaker, and advocate for health and fitness. A veteran of some of the most brutal ultra-distance events, his most recent endeavor was completing 50 marathons, in all 50 states, over 50 consecutive days.

The presenters and topics at the Symposium include: Bob Seebohar - metabolic testing, Inigo Mujika - peaking and tapering, Bobby McGee - mental skills and running, Randy Wilber - training of the elite endurance athlete: physiology "checklist," Nicholas Romanov - running, and many more.

"USAT is proud to offer the 2008 Art and Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium as an excellent opportunity to bring together the best speakers and researchers from around the world to discuss the latest in research, training and coaching for triathlon," said Linda Cleveland, USAT coach development manager. "The keynote speakers and lecturers will provide motivation and information everyone attending can use in their coaching, training, racing and everyday lives."

Starting on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. and concluding on Tuesday, Sept. 23 with a gala dinner and keynote speaker, this is a great opportunity for coaches, athletes, members and others to come to the Portland area for the USAT Age Group and Elite National Championships and stay for the Coaching Symposium. USAT coaches earn 15 CEUs for attending.

Registration is now open.

Sept. 21-23, 2008

Embassy Suites Hotel - Portland Washington Square
9000 SW Washington Square Road
Tigard, OR 97223

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