22 year old Taylor Phinney, the son of cycling legends Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter Phinney, came on to chat about his training as he heads into London for his second Olympics, his strictly business approach to coming home with a medal, the allure of Paris Roubaix, and what he gained from not only winning the first stage of the 2012 Giro d’ Italia, but from completing that classic event.
2:04:58 marathoner Ryan Hall just made his second US Olympic Marathon team in Houston last weekend. This morning we discussed his thoughts on the course and the race and his plans for the lead up to London.
Gwen Jorgensen, who swam and ran at the University of Wisconsin, had finished up not only her degree but her CPA Program as well. While working for Ernst and Young in Milwaukee she was approached by USA Triathlon’s Barb Lindquist about giving the sport of triathlon a shot. As a great swimmer and runner, all she had to do was learn to hammer the bike. No problem, right? Her first ever triathlon was in March of 2010. Less than a year and a half later, in August of 2011, she ran through the field in London, took second place overall and, believe it or not…made the 2012 US Olympic Triathlon team. What a story!
Barb Lindquist came from the world of swimming to become an Olympic triathlete in 2004. Who better to help USA Triathlon identify our next Olympians? Barb came on to chat about her awesome career and to fill us in on who to watch as we head towards 2012 and 2016.