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How A Former College Runner Is Using GMTM To Become A Triathlete

ByScotty Jenkins

2 min read

How A Former College Runner Is Using GMTM To Become A Triathlete

Every day, athletes are using GMTM as the starting line for their new athletic journeys. From high school athletes working toward college recruitment to post-graduates transitioning to new sports, GMTM offers a clear pathway toward the next opportunity.


One former college athlete taking advantage of the platform is Makenzie Jones, who is using GMTM to document her move toward becoming a triathlete. Makenzie created her profile and uploaded a video from her first road race after finishing her college career - the Pensacola Double Bridge 15k.



A former track and cross-country athlete at Tennessee-Chattanooga, she finished the race with a time of 59:37 - averaging just over 6 minutes per mile for 9.3 miles. Her time was enough to place her in third overall for the female division.

Makenzie, who recorded a 5:17-minute mile during her college career, is no stranger to the running community. But, she is using GMTM to log her first few races as she works toward completing her next triathlon.


Using GMTM to log your athletic events and track your progress is a great way to stay accountable.


The community Makenzie could build with other triathletes will certainly help motivate her journey. And with dozens of coaches from USA Triathlon - who joined the platform to find more college talent this year - Makenzie could continue to receive top-level advice despite being away from the collegiate competition.

If you’d like to learn more about Makenzie and cheer her on, connect with her by creating your own profile on GMTM.


You can also learn more about the sport of triathlon and how GMTM is helping develop the next generation of college triathletes by visiting the USA Triathlon network.



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