We’re starting to develop a pattern during the weekend at Coeur. We take the dogs out in the early morning, hit the office for about four or five hours to sublimate some triathlon tops or shorts and then run or mountain bike before it gets too late.
We always keep at least one computer free to check race results and invariably, work slows while we broadcast well wishes and congratulations out via social media. This weekend, we had a full slate of Coeur girls in triathlons across the world and we have to admit, there were long stretches where more time was spent cheering than sublimating.
This weekend had a pretty big build up due to the sheer number of Coeur Girls racing and it did not disappoint. We were treated to a displays of effort, sportsmanship, camaraderie and athletic excellence that were awe inspiring and humbling. We continue to be grateful to everyone who exhibits the values to which we aspire as a company.
The great thing about having a global team is that the weekend can start early. It was still Friday in Los Angeles when we got news that Renata Bucher had once again made it to the podium. This time it was Xterra Saipan where she grabbed a second place.
Renata Bucher continues her podium streak with 2nd at Xterra Saipan
They say one of the roles of a teacher is to prepare students for the future. In that regard, endurance sports is one hell of a teacher. It compels us to work hard. It teaches us humility. It teaches us how to set goals and the thrill of meeting them.
But maybe most of all, it teaches us to endure hardship.
If that is the case, then our next athlete is definitely a straight A student.
It is with sincere admiration, a dose of awe, and great pleasure that we announce our Heart and Courage Ambassador, Amy Gluck!
In September of 2012, Amy was in Michigan putting the final touches on her annual Kona prep when she nearly lost her life. While on her last long training ride, Amy, who had the right of way, was hit by a gravel hauler truck. Her injuries were devastating and many thought she would not survive. In fact, most thought she wouldn't. She was a beloved member of the triathlon community and that community was in shock.
But those who know Amy know that she was a fighter and she never gives up. In an awe-inspiring display of courage, tenacity and toughness, Amy endured a medically induced coma and multiple surgeries.
It is our distinct pleasure and high honor to introduce you to rising ITU star Katie Hursey! After graduating from Syracuse in 2012 where she ran track and steeplechase, Katie decided to give triathlon a shot. Only six months after graduation, she was spotted by the head of the Under 23 Olympic Development team and invited to live at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.