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Gunnar Roll

Coach and Athlete

He took up triathlon in the early 80s. Refound the sport later in life and now dominates the over 50 age group and shares his wealth of experience with new members of the squad.

Age Group

M 55-59

Joined TCM

2013

"A" Goal

Obtain All-American Status 2023

Achievements
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2023 1st 55-59 // Millerton Lake Triathlon, CA

2022 1st 55-59 // Morro Bay Olympic Triathlon, CA

2022 4th OA, 2nd 55-59 // Santa Cruz Spring Triathlon, CA

2022 21st 55-59 // IM 70.3 Santa Cruz, CA

2022 1st 55-59 // June Lake Triathlon, CA

2022 3rd 55-59 // Stanford Treeathlon, CA

2021 1st 50-59 // Morro Bay Triathlon, CA

2021 10th 55-59 (1st OA AG swim) // IM 70.3 Santa Cruz, CA

2021 1st 55-59 // Tri For Real Olympic, CA

2021 4th OA, 1st 55-59 // Lake Millerton Triathlon, CA

2020 3rd 55-59 // Lake Evans Triathlon, CA

2020 3rd OA, 1st 55-59 // Kendra's Race UCSB Triathlon

2019 2nd 50-54 // Firecracker 10K

2019 2nd 50-59 // Morro Bay Sprint Triathlon, CA

2019 1st 50-54 // Half Moon Bay Sprint Triathlon 

2019 17th of 217 // Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon 

2019 5th OA, 1st 50-54 AG // Sandman Triathlon

2018 1st 50-54 // Morro Bay Olympic Triathlon, CA

2018 PR: 4:56:15, 16th 50-54 AG // Ironman Santa Cruz 70.3, CA 

2018 2nd OA, 1st 50-54 // Half Moon Bay Sprint Triathlon, CA

 

Five Time USA Triathlon All-American 2014-2018

Coaching Credentials
  • USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach

  • US Masters Swimming Level 1 Coach

  • Head Coach, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Triathlon Team

  • Master of Science (M.S.), Physician Assistant Studies, Samuel Merritt College

  • Bachelors of Science (B.S.), Health Sciences and Biology, San Jose State University

  • Experienced in virtual bike training platforms (Zwift, Rouvey, and TrainerRoad)

Visit Gunnar's Coaching Page HERE

Equipment

Bike: Specialized Shiv

Runners: HOKA 

GPS Watch: 920XT Garmin and Polar 

Swim: Finis products (use code: TCMTRISQUAD! for 20% off)

Blueseventy Hoodie

2023 Race Schedule

Millerton Lake Sprint Triathlon, 2023

Broken Arrow Mountain Run 11k, 2023

Sonoma Olympic Triathlon, 2023

Tri Santa Cruz, 2023

Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz, 2023

Santa Cruz Triathlon, 2023

Bearathlon Sprint, 2023

Morro Bay Triathlon, 2023

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Why triathlon?

"I've loved triathlon ever since I was a young adult because it gets me outside, requires hard work, continued learning, and taps into my passion for exercise."-Gunnar Roll

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