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 …

From ITU to Olympics to IRONMAN, Professional Triathletes of fortyninegroup Excelled in 2016

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View Press Release at Endurance Sportswire DELRAY BEACH, FL – January 5, 2017 – The professional triathletes represented by fortyninegroup, Timothy O’Donnell, Joe Maloy, Lauren Goss, Summer Cook, Jeanni Seymour, Drew Scott, Justin Metzler, and Rudy von Berg collectively raced 80 times in 2016, earning 29 podium finishes including a World Championship. Olympian Joe Maloy had a banner summer winning Escape from Alcatraz in June then competing in July as the team anchor with Gwen Jorgensen, Ben Kanute, and Kirsten Kasper in Hamburg, Germany to earn the World Championship in Mixed Relay – a first for the United States. In August, Maloy competed as the top American qualifier and finisher (23rd) at the Rio Olympic Games. One month later, he was second at the Beijing International Triathlon. Summer Cook, named by ITU as the Women’s Breakout Star of the Year, had four wins including her debut WTS win in Edmonton, …

Summer Cook claims first World Triathlon Series Victory in Edmonton

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U.S. Women Sweep Podium At WTS Edmonton,, September 4, 2016. U.S. women 1-2-3 at Edmonton, Timothy Carlson, Slowtwitch, September 4, 2016. USA Sweeps Women’s WTS Edmonton Podium,, September 4, 2016. U.S. Women Sweep World Triathlon Edmonton, Led By First-Time Medalist Summer Cook, Brandon Penny, USA Triathlon, September 4, 2016. WTS Edmonton: Summer Cook claims first World Triathlon Series victory, Jack Sexty, 220 Triathlon, September 4, 2016. Summer Cook surprises field at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton elite women’s event, Derek Van Diest, Edmonton Journal, September 4, 2016.   Read full recap in the September 2016 Summer Cook Racing News