Summer Cook is Primed and Ready for Fourth ITU Racing Year

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – February 16, 2017 – Summer Cook returns for her fourth season of ITU racing this year, with a total of twelve races spanning the globe.

She will begin her race season with the Abu Dhabi World Triathlon Series (WTS) race, followed by WTS races in Gold Coast, Australia; Yokohama, Japan; Leeds, England; Hamburg, Germany; Edmonton, Canada; Stockholm, Sweden; and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her ITU World Cup starts will include New Plymouth, New Zealand; Huelva, Spain; Sarasota, Florida; and Tongyeong, South Korea.

Cook was named the 2016 ITU Women’s Breakout Star, after a season highlighted by three ITU wins including WTS Edmonton, the Chengdu World Cup, and the Tongyeong World Cup. With five ITU podium finishes last year, and race-leading swims and runs, she is expected to be a top competitor among a strong American team.

Cook was interviewed by Bob Babbitt on the February 14 episode of Babbittville Radio , where she discussed her ascension in the sport beginning as a standout two-sport athlete for Villanova in swimming and track/cross country. Following graduation, she joined the USAT Collegiate Recruitment program in 2013 and quickly found success in the sport.

Summer Cook’s sponsors include ROKA, the New York City Athletic Club, Team Psycho Triathlete, and USA Triathlon. She is coached by Paulo Sousa of The Triathlon Squad, and managed by fortyninegroup.

About Summer Cook

Summer Cook was a varsity swimmer and runner at Villanova University where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 2013. She got her start in triathlon in 2013 and earned her pro card in March 2014. Cook is a member of USA Triathlon’s National Team and trains with The Triathlon Squad in Poway, California. For sponsorship opportunities with Summer contact john@fortyninegroup.com. Learn more about Summer at summercooktri.com, her Facebook page, on Twitter at @sums01, or Instagram at @sums01.