Tag: U.S. Olympic Triathlon
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.
Manny Huerta was born in Cuba, came to the U.S. when he was 13, trains in Costa Rica, and is now a proud member of the U.S. Olympic Triathlon team after an awesome race in San Diego. This kid is a great story!
Laura Bennett came into the ITU San Diego event in mid May knowing that she needed to be the first American woman and finish in the top nine to punch her ticket to London for her second Olympics. Laura is a woman who knows how to step up when everything is on the line.
Hunter Kemper was hoping to make his fourth U.S. Olympic Triathlon team, but he was coming off of a catastrophic accident at a race in Myrtle Beach, four operations on his elbow and seven months without racing. Kemper used all of that as fuel on race day in San Diego.