Joanna Zeiger

Joanna Zeiger, MS, PhD, raced as a professional triathlete from 1998-2010. She placed 4th in the triathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics 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) Joanna still pursues her passion for sports as a top Masters runner.


When she is not training for running events, Dr. Zeiger works as a cannabis epidemiologist. 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 patient populations to better understand efficacy and safety of medical cannabis. The work of CRF is relevant to the cannabis industry, medical professionals, and patients.


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.
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.