SUMMER COOK EARNS FIRST
ITU WORLD CUP WIN IN CHENGDU
DELRAY BEACH, FL - April 18, 2016 - In just her third season as a professional triathlete, Summer Cook has earned her first victory on the ITU World Cup circuit winning in Chengdu on April 16. She was first out of the water and logged the fastest run time.
An understandably excited Cook remarked, "
I was able to put together a strong race across the board and successfully execute many of the process steps I've been working on. It was wonderful to have all the work I put in validated. I'm looking forward to having more opportunities to test my continued progress."
by ITU show her race unfolding and finishing with a controlled and impressive surge past the field on the run.
In 2013 Cook was invited to join the USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program. Cook was a standout two-sport athlete for Villanova where she earned All-Big East honors in swimming, track, and cross country, was named All-Mid Atlantic Region in cross country, and qualified for NCAA regionals on the track in the 5000 meters. In the pool, Cook finished second in the Big East in the 1000 meter freestyle.
She has enjoyed a rapid ascent in the sport and earlier this year won her second consecutive Tritonman Triathlon in San Diego, California. Last year she was on the ITU World Cup podium in Alanya, Turkey with a second place, enjoyed wins at the Sarasota American Cup and Catania European Cup, and was second at the Dallas American Cup (duathlon), and Clermont American Cup.
Summer is sponsored by
ROKA, Alii Sport, Off the Front Multisport, Team Psycho Triathlete, and USA Triathlon. She is coached by Paulo Sousa of The Triathlon Squad, and managed fortyninegroup, LLC.