Linsey Corbin

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Linsey Corbin
Personal information
Born (1981-02-16) February 16, 1981 (age 37)[1]
Greenbrae, California
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight 120 lb (54 kg)[1]
Sport
Country United States
Coached by Jesse Kropelnicki

Linsey Corbin (born February 16, 1981) is an American triathlete who races primarily in non-drafting, long-distance events. In 2011, she took third place at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.[2]

Career[edit]

Corbin was born Linsey Pickell[3] to parents Tom and Betty in Greenbrae, California and grew up in Bend, Oregon where she attended Mountain View High School.[4] Corbin participated downhill ski racing, cross country and track & field. She attended UC Davis where she ran track but eventually took a break from the sport while attending college.[5] She transferred to the University of Montana to study nutrition and exercise physiology in 2000.[6] In Montana, Corbin began competing in triathlon and in 2003 she entered Missoula's Grizzly Triathlon and won. Three years later she set a course record for her age group at the 2006 Wildflower Triathlon. She soon after turned pro.[6]

In 2014, after living in Missoula and working with coach Matt Dixon of Purple Patch Fitness, Corbin made changes to her approach to training and season preparation.[7] She moved back to her home town of Bend, Oregon for the opportunity to train around more elite athletes. She also switched coaches, to Jesse Kropelnicki of QT2 Systems.[8] In 2015, Corbin planned to race at the Ironman African Championships in March, but she was unable to start after falling ill. Blood tests later revealed that she had contracted viral and bacterial infections. After some recovery time she took 10th place at the Ironman 70.3 North American Championship in St. George in May. She attempted to race the Ironman North American Championship later that month; however, a pulled hip flexor kept her from racing. Later tests would reveal that she had a small stress fracture in her femur. The injury and the recovery time needed to heal effectively ended her 2015 season causing her to miss the Ironman World Championship for the first time since 2005.[9]

Results[edit]

Corbin's notable achievements include:[10][11]

  • 2016: Ironman 70.3 Pan American Championships - 5th
  • 2015: Ironman 70.3 St. George - 10th
  • 2014: Ironman Austria - 1st
  • 2014: Ironman 70.3 Raleigh - 2nd
  • 2014: Ironman Los Cabos - 1st
  • 2013: Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant - 1st
  • 2012: Ironman Arizona - 1st
  • 2012: Ironman Austria - 1st
  • 2012: Ironman 70.3 Hawai'i - 1st
  • 2012: Wildflower Triathlon - 2nd
  • 2012: Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico - 2nd
  • 2011: Ironman Arizona - 2nd
  • 2011: Ironman 70.3 World Championships - 3rd
  • 2011: Ironman 70.3 Pucón - 1st
  • 2010: Ironman Coeur d’Alene - 1st
  • 2010: Ironman Arizona - 2nd
  • 2009: Ironman Arizona - 2nd
  • 2008: Ironman World Championships - 5th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Linsey Corbin Bio". Competitor Group, Inc. January 18, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "World Championship 70.3 2011". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Athlete Profile: Linsey Corbin". Central Oregon Athlete. Archived from the original on January 19, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Linsey". linseycorbin.com. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ Wallack, Roy M. (May 2012). "With more recovery and better strokes, the cowboy-hatted star aims to recapture her Kona glory" (PDF). 3:GO Triathlon. pp. 38–44. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Gadbow, Ali (August 1, 2009). "Kona Cowgirl". Missoula News. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kropelnicki, Jesse (August 2014). "Montana Made, Oregon Certified". LAVA Magazine. LAVA Media LLC (33): 26–38. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ Polloreno, Julia (January 3, 2014). "Linsey Corbin's Season Of Change". Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Linsey Corbin setbacks prevent 2015 Kona bid". LAVA Magazine. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Montana Made - Career Highlights". Purple Patch Fitness. Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Racing Results". linseycorbin.com. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 

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