Pro Triathlete Tanelle

  • Dallas ITU Pan American Cup: Tanelle's Race Report

    by Pro Triathlete Tanelle

    Tanelle Berard runs in the Dallas ITU Pan American CupComing into this weekend, I was so ready to race! After Kansas, I was super motivated to improve and get back into shape. This came about with some very solid workouts (even in the week of the race). Because I had been putting in a lot of hard work, I was unfortunately not rested for the race, and it definitely showed in the run this past weekend. Overall, I am very happy with where I am progressing for this part of the season, and I am content with my 4th place finish in the Dallas ITU Pan American Cup.

    Now onto the race: I was very pleased with my swim compared to my previous races this year. I dove into the water and sprinted as hard as I could to get up to the front. Unfortunately, about 50 meters in, my shoulder was snatched by another swimmer, and all my forward momentum went to a halt. So, naturally, I was slightly swallowed up by a group of swimmers (that I eventually went around to bridge up to the front pack). In this race, I was able to recover from losing my rhythm for several strokes. At a bigger race, I will probably not be so lucky to be able to bridge to a stronger pack.

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  • 5150 Kansas: Tanelle Berard’s Race Report

    by Pro Triathlete Tanelle

    Tanelle Berard races 5150 KansasLet's just call this one a trying race. I am neither extremely disappointed nor extremely proud of my performance. I came into 5150 Kansas pretty fatigued. My training leading up to the event was very solid in an effort to shock my system after taking a 10-day easy period to get through dead week and finals. Given the circumstances, I classified this race as a "C" race. I was doing it to possibly get a few points to qualify for Hy-Vee and to shock my body into fitness. I was, however, not prepared mentally for the race that came to be.

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  • St. Anthony’s Triathlon: Tanelle Berard's Race Report

    by Pro Triathlete Tanelle

    First off, I want to share how incredibly excited I was to race this event! The field was incredibly talented, and I was honored to race with these amazing women for my first non-draft professional race. Read the start list with everyone's main accomplishments to give you an idea of the talent I was racing with.

    So, given the fact that this was my first non-draft professional event and the field was so deep, I set a modest goal for myself of finishing in the top half. I definitely exceeded my expectations with a 13th place finish (out of 32).

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  • Tanelle Berard Athlete Profile

    Tanelle BerardTanelle Berard has been successful in junior elite triathlon for a few years now. This year, the 20-year-old college student is making the jump to the pro field. We are excited to help sponsor her as she focuses on triathlon after giving up her track and cross country scholarship at University of Northern Colorado.

    We hope you will follow her season with us as she chases her goal to make it to U23 Worlds this fall. Come back and read her race reports and offer her your support!

    3/16/2013 Sarasota ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup, Sarasota, Florida
    4/28/2013 St. Anthony’s Triathlon, St. Petersburg, Florida
    5/19/2013 5150 Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    6/1/2013 Dallas ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup, Dallas, Texas
    6/23/2013 Copper Creek Triathlon (Sprint), Pleasant Hill, Iowa — Storms converted it to 5K  race.
    7/21/2013 Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup, Geneva, Switzerland
    8/4/2013 Istanbul ITU Triathlon European Cup, Istanbul, Turkey
    8/11/2013 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup, Tiszaujvaros, Hungary
    8/17/2013 Pigman Olympic Triathlon, Palo, Iowa
    9/14/2013 ITU U23 World Championships, London, England (dependent on qualification/selection)

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