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TrainingPeaks Announces Diversity and Inclusion in Endurance Sports Discussion Panel to be Hosted at 2020 Endurance Coaching Summit

October 6, 2020

Virtual and free for all to attend November 17th-19th

Boulder, Colo., – TrainingPeaks, a global leader in providing smart and effective digital training solutions for athletes and coaches, today announced the addition of a Diversity and Inclusion in Endurance Sports Panel, to be hosted live at the 2020 Endurance Coaching Summit – virtual and free to all registrants.

The panel will discuss topics such as diversity in endurance sports, the unique obstacles that minorities face and explore ways to inspire meaningful change. Speakers include Nike Running Coach Jes Woods (Moderator), American cyclist Rahsaan Bahati, Mental Endurance Coach Vanessa Faye Foerster, Paratriathlon Head Coach Jonathon Riall, and influential cyclist Yewande Adesida.

“It’s no secret that there are few BIPOC participants in endurance sports. If you’re looking at sports like Ironman or ultra running through photographs, much of the imagery shows that there isn’t a large amount of variety in representation, and we all need to work collectively to change this”, said Jess Woods. “The goal of this panel discussion is to give the attendees actionable takeaways and recommendations to push for change and break down the lack of diversity in endurance sports.”

TrainingPeaks co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Dirk Friel added, “Our goal is to bring together a diverse panel of endurance experts to have a thoughtful discussion about the challenges our sports face as it relates to diversity. We hope that by having an honest conversation about our industry, we can work together to create a more inclusive community for all.”

To help drive change, TrainingPeaks has teamed up charitable organizations around the world to promote open access to endurance sports for everyone, including HBCUs Outside. Participants can visit ECS Donate and show support to one of these great organizations. For every donation received, TrainingPeaks will match dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000!

ECS will also offer the opportunity to attend sessions highlighting diversity and inclusion in endurance sports. Including, Building an Anti-Racist Running Industry with Alison Desir, The Invisible Truth: Diversity and Inclusivity in the Pro Peloton with Carol Austin, and Inspiring More Women to Coach with Holly Seear. Visit Endurance Coaching Summit to see the full agenda including keynote speakers, featured sessions and group breakouts.

About TrainingPeaks

TrainingPeaks creates endurance training apps and solutions that help athletes and coaches prepare the right way to reach their goals. Products include TrainingPeaks web and mobile apps for iOS and Android to help athletes commit to a clear goal, structure their training so they can work out smarter, and monitor their progress as they work toward their event goal. Additional TrainingPeaks products include WKO5 desktop software for cutting-edge scientific analysis and planning, and Best Bike Split’s predictive performance tools. TrainingPeaks solutions are used by Tour de France teams, IRONMAN® World Champions, Olympians, age-group athletes and coaches around the world. Learn more at trainingpeaks.com