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The World Triathlon Series returns to the Gold Coast for the first time in six years this weekend. Today some of the ITU’s stars met the press.
Gwen Jorgensen (USA)
On her current undefeated streak of seven straight World Triathlon Series wins:
“I don’t really think about that I guess, I come into every race just trying to execute my swim and my bike and my run and hopefully that turns into a good race.”
On her improved performances in the bike and the swim:
“Since 2012, that’s when I started with Jamie Turner, that’s when we sat down and thought ‘Ok, where do we need to improve,’ and it’s always been that front half of the triathlon, the swim and the bike. So I’ve been working on it for quite a few years now.”
On the thought of the Rio 2012 Olympic Games:
“My goal for this year is to qualify for the US team [for Rio] and we have an opportunity in August as well to do that. So that’s kind of my focus for the year.”
Katie Zaferes (USA)
On any particular strategies or thoughts she has on making the step from second to first:
“I kind of do the same as Gwen, I go into it thinking more just thinking about the swim, bike and run. I think I’m capable of being on the podium, but it’s not something that I expect.”
Read more: Triathlon.org