Athlete: Scott Van der Linden
Coach: Laura Bruck
Event: Steamboat Triathlon
Why Scott rocks: Scott placed third in his age group, and sixth overall at the Steamboat Triathlon. According to his coach, Laura, “Scott’s raced really strong at the Steamboat Tri, jotting his paces and power for the swim and bike. However, I’m most proud of the tenacity he showed on the run. He started getting some cramps on the run but he was able to stay strong mentally and by the second half of the run he felt better and brought it home finishing 3rd in his age group.”
Scott further explains that he has been working with Laura to know when to push and when to take it easy in training so as to avoid being “over-cooked.” It looks as though the hard work has paid off, as he has been racing triathlons for less than a year and is already finding himself on the podium.