Recognizing "The Silent Killer" in Triathletes with Gale Bernhardt Webinar

2 modules


Course Length
60 mins

Hope Graham

16 Aug 2019



In this webinar, Gale goes into detail on Sudden Cardiac Death – A Silent Killer.

Topics Covered:

  • Subtle warning signs for heart disease that mimic common training and racing symptoms experienced by endurance athletes
  • Myths surrounding exercise and eating a "healthy diet" 
  • Heart disease screening tests that you may not know about

Gale Bernhardt
Gale has instructed or coached athletes since 1974. She has a BS degree from Colorado State University, is certified as a Level I Coach by USA Cycling and a Level III Coach by USA Triathlon. These are the highest certifications available in both sports. She was among the first, small, group of Level III triathlon coaches certified. She served on the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee from 2000 to 2006. She served as the committee chair-elect, immediately after joining the committee and went on to serve as the chairperson for five consecutive years.

She served as one of only a select, few USA Triathlon World Cup coaches. Her success and experience lead her to being selected as a World Cup Coach for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Sport Development squad. She has worked internationally for the ITU as a World Cup coach and presenting at coaching clinics and corporate team championships.

Gale is active herself, participating in a wide range of sports. She is a 14-time Leadville 100 Mountain Bike finisher, earning the coveted 1,000-mile “big belt buckle.” She is also a finsher of the fabled Breck Epic mountain bike stage race where women were only 14% of the field and DNF rates were near 25%. Epic indeed.


USA Triathlon Coach Webinars
USA Triathlon offers a variety of webinars designed specifically for triathlon coaches. Each webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length. Webinars can be purchased for $34.99 each and come with the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and a 10 question webinar exam. Coaches earn 1 USAT CEU upon passing a webinar exam. A passing score is 80% or higher. Please note, webinar purchases are nonrefundable.

For questions regarding the webinar program, please email

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Recognizing "The Silent Killer" in Triathletes with Gale Bernhardt Webinar
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