TrainingPeaks Announces Women and the Future of Endurance Sports Panel to be Hosted at 2019 Endurance Coaching Summit (ECS)

August 16, 2019

The all-women panel will discuss the barriers women face in endurance sports.

Boulder, Colo., August 16th, 2019— TrainingPeaks, a global leader in providing smart and effective digital training solutions for athletes and coaches today announced the addition of Women and the Future of Endurance Sports Panel to be hosted at the 2019 Endurance Coaching Summit in Boulder, Colorado.

The all-women panel will discuss topics such as the history of women in endurance sports, how women athletes are represented in television and social media, and bringing equity into the gender pay gap. Panel members include Dr. Sara Gross, Junko Kazukawa, Laurie Nakauchi, and Alison Powers. TrainingPeaks worked in partnership with the Outspoken Summit Team in order to highlight the persistent barriers facing women in endurance sports and selecting the panelists for discussion.

“It is often assumed that what works for men will work for athletes of all other genders. This has led to women’s needs in coaching and training being ignored and the barriers to entry they face overlooked,” says Dr. Lisa Ingarfield, Co-Founder of Outspoken: Women in Triathlon. “TrainingPeaks’ efforts this year to be more inclusive of women, tapping their expertise and wisdom, is a definite step in the right direction. We are excited to be a part of the change.”

TrainingPeaks co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Dirk Friel added, “One of the main objectives of ECS is to bring together industry leaders to have thoughtful conversations and inspire progressive dialogue. This year, we’re excited to introduce our first all-women panel to explore how women are influencing endurance sports, and how this will shape the future of our industry.”

ECS will also offer the opportunity to attend roundtable discussions and breakout sessions highlighting women in endurance sports. Including, Adolescent Female Athletes: Approaches to Building Mental Toughness with Joanna Zeiger, Diversity and Inclusion in Endurance Sport with Sara Gross and Lisa Ingarfield,and The Female Athlete: Think Performance, not Pathophysiology with keynote speaker Stacy Sims. Visit Endurance Coaching Summit to see the full agenda including roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, and group workshops.

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 WKO4 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