On Saturday, July 12, Z3 athlete Tamara Gorman will race in her first Elite World Triathlon Series race in Hamburg, Germany. We had a chance to sit down with Tamara and Coach Jenny Weber to discuss Tamara’s preparation for Hamburg and her future as an elite athlete!
Z3: Jenny, how long have you been coaching Tamara and how did the coaching relationship begin?
Jenny Weber: I have been working with Tamara since early 2010. She became interested in the team hearing about it from another Z3 athlete in Rapid City at the time – Tony Smoragiewicz. She and her brother, Brian, made Z3 in 2010 together.
Z3: When did Tamara become elite?
JW: Tamara earned her elite card by winning Junior Worlds in London last September, 2013.
Z3: Will Tamara race any other elite events this year?
JW: That is to be determined. Right now our plans include her first debut WTS race in Hamburg. She was successful at her first elite race earlier this year in Sarasota, placing 3rd. Right now we’re focused on the Junior World Championships in late August, and we will see about extending her triathlon season into the fall to include more elite racing to earn points.