Tag: US Olympic Triathlon
Katie Hursey was in San Diego traveling with her sponsor, Coeur Sports, and her boyfriend and fellow pro triathlete Tommy Zaferes. Neither got into the sport of triathlon until the end of their college careers, but both are now serious contenders to make the U.S. Olympic Triathlon team in 2016.
Ben Kanute is a 20 year old student at the University of Arizona who became a triathlete when he was all of 8 years old. His goal? To make it to Rio in 2016 as part of the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team.
Keith Dickson runs the Elite Triathlon Academy based out of Colorado Springs and he believes-check that, he KNOWS- that the U.S. can develop triathletes who can win Olympic medals. In this wide ranging chat he outlines his plan to make that happen.
Greg Bennett just won the Hy-Vee 5150 event and –with primes- over $166,000 for an Olympic distance race. LOVE that! At the age of 39, the 2004 Olympian and 2012 US Olympic hopeful can obviously still bring the heat.
Sarah Groff, aka Saucey, went to London in early August knowing that if she finished in the top nine, she would make the 2012 US Olympic Triathlon team. She took seventh and now has a full year to get ready for the biggest race of her life.
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!