DU Triathlon Team Coach Barbara Perkins Shares Behind the Scenes to New Program

A couple of weeks ago the University of Denver announced its decision to roll out a varsity women’s triathlon team. And, coaching that team is Barbara Perkins. 303 interviewed Barbara to learn more about her, what it’s like to be at the helm of a first year program, what her priorities are and how she hopes to deal with it all during the current challenges of COVID.

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Here is some more information about Barbara. In 2019, Barbara was the first female to cross the finish line at Ironman Santa Rosa. She punched her ticket to Kona for the second time. In 2019, Barbara came in 5th at Galveston 70.3, 4th at Boulder 70.3, as well as competing in both the 70.3 World Championships and the Ironman World Championships. In 2018, Barbara finished 2nd at Eagleman 70.3, 10th at Coeur d’Alene 70.3, and 8th at Indian Wells 70.3. During the 2017 season, Barbara completed her first Ironman World Championship and finished 21st in her age group. In 2017, finished 4th overall amateur female at Steelhead 70.3 and 2nd Age in her group. At Ironman Louisville 2016, she won her age group and secured her first Kona Qualification. Barbara has qualified for the 70.3 World Championships for 6 consecutive years in a row. She has represented the USA at ITU Olympic Distance World Championships in 2015.  Barbara registered her first age group win at IM New Orleans 70.3 in 2015. She finished 4th at her first Ironman in Lake Tahoe, 9th at Ironman New Zealand and 8th at Ironman Texas. She has also been a USAT All-American and a Gold Ironman All-World Gold athlete multiple times.

2017 Collegiate Club Triathlon National Championships

USA Triathlon is excited to return to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the Collegiate Club and High School National Championships in 2017. USA Triathlon was last in Tuscaloosa for Collegiate Nationals in 2011 and 2012 as well as for Age Group Nationals in 2009 and 2010. High School Nationals (non-drafting) and the Collegiate Club Draft-Legal Championships will occur on Friday, April 21. The Collegiate Olympic-Distance and Mixed-Team Relay races will occur on Saturday, April 22.

Event Dates: April 21-22, 2017
Entry Fees:
Draft-Legal: $65
Olympic-Distance: $120
Mixed-Team Relay: $30
High School Non-Draft-Legal: $50

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Lodging Information: Click Here
Registration Closes April 14 at 11:59 p.m. MT
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