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Presentation from Joanna S. Zeiger - Cannabis Use In Athletes

  • Thursday, September 02, 2021
  • 6:30 PM
  • The Tune Up Taproom @ Full Cycle 2355 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301


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Presentation from Joanna S. Zeiger, MS, PhD - Cannabis use in athletes

IN Person Option:  Tune UP Taproom

New:  Virtual Option:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83117850160?pwd=aHlpRmUwc1c1b3FESUFaM1FkQWlpUT09

Meeting ID: 831 1785 0160

Passcode: 616461

The talk will include information about cannabis and how it works in the body. In addition, the results from a study about cannabis use in athletes will be presented along with recommendations on dosing from a recent paper. There will be a Q and A at the end.

Joanna Zeiger, MS, PhD, raced as a professional triathlete from 1998-2010. She placed 4th in the triathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and placed 5th in the Hawaii Ironman 5 weeks later and won the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in world record time. She is a seven-time Olympic trials qualifier in 3 sports – marathon (3), triathlon (3) and swimming (1). Dr. Zeiger won many dozens of races from Sprint distance to Ironman. Joanna still pursues her passion for sports as a top Masters runner and does the occasional triathlon charity relay.

When she is not training, Dr. Zeiger works as a cannabis epidemiologist, one of the few in the United States. She is the Founder & CEO of Canna Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization. CRF is a consortium of researchers whose goal is to understand the role of cannabis patterns of use and benefits/adverse effects in various populations to better understand efficacy and safety of medical cannabis. She has done studies about cannabis use in athletes which resulted in world-wide acclaim with three peer-reviewed publications and talks at numerous conferences and community events. She will continue her work with athletes to  aid in their health and well-being.

Through her company Race Ready Coaching, Joanna works with endurance athletes of all ages and abilities reach their athletic goals with training plans that develop physical fitness and hone mental skills. Zeiger still engages with triathletes beyond her coaching with talks at conferences, sporting events, and sports related stores.

Joanna’s education took her to Brown University (BA), Northwestern University (MS), and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (PhD). Joanna’s book The Champion Mindset: An Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughness (St. Martin’s Press) was published in February, 2017.

Dr. Zeiger’s motto has always been, and always will be, Race Hard, Have Fun.

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