Tag: Olympic triathlete
Lukas Verzbicas is one of five U.S. high school runners in history to run a sub 4:00 minute mile. Out of high school he became a professional triathlete and won his first two races before breaking his back in a bike crash in July of 2012. This year has been all about recovery. Next up is Richard Muscio’s 5 miler on Thanksgiving morning November 28th in Oceanside. Lukas and Richard came in studio and the conversation was about Lukas’ career, his Olympic goals, and the upcoming race.
Eric Lagerstrom, Joe Maloy, and Jason Pedersen are three up and coming young triathletes training together in San Diego with hopes of one day making the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. How do you live and train with people you have to try and beat on race day?
Gwen Jorgensen swam her first few years at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and then decided to run for the school for two seasons while also getting her CPA. She ended up winning Big 10 titles at both the 3,000 and the 5,000 meters in 2009. Barb Lindquist from USA Triathlon, formerly the number one triathlete in the world, discovered Gwen and asked her if she’d be interested in learning to race a bike and becoming a professional triathlete.
In 2011 Gwen made the U.S. Olympic Triathlon team, in maybe her 15th ever triathlon and, after racing in the 2012 Olympic triathlon in London, she won three WTS races in 2013 and has established herself as one of the best female triathletes in the world. She came on to talk about what has been an unbelievable transformation.
The day after winning the ITU race in San Diego, the Olympic gold medalist – and the best triathlete in the world – Alistair Brownlee and I sat down for a Q&A in front of a huge Tri Club of San Diego audience. This young man is very special. Enjoy the audio from our interview.
Dirk Bockel has raced in Kona three times and has finished 7th, 8th and, in October of 2011, 4th. For this former Olympic triathlete from Luxembourg, each season is built around winning the most important event in the sport, the Ironman World Championship.