Tag: USA Triathlon
On April 18th in San Diego, Jim MacLaren, who passed away in 2010, will become the first challenged athlete inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. John MacLaren came on to chat about his brother and how Jimmy’s legacy will live on forever through The Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Julie Moss will be inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame on April 18th. She came on with us to share her memories of that classic race with Kathleen McCartney back in February of 1982, and how also, over time, she learned to embrace the moment that would define her and, ultimately, kick start a growth spurt for the sport of triathlon.
Rob Urbach has a fascinating background that includes working with the likes of David Falk and Michael Jordan. He is now two years into his role as the Executive Director of USA Triathlon. We discussed he the ups and downs of the past 24 months and the goals for 2016 and beyond.
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!
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.