She was finishing up her CPA at the University of Wisconsin and was ready to start her new job at Ernst and Young. But that’s when her life changed forever. During her collegiate days Gwen Jorgensen had been on the swim team for the first few years and then finished by running on the track team. Barb Lindquist, who recruits great runners and swimmers for USA Triathlon approached Gwen in 2010 about giving the sport of triathlon a try. How did things turn out? Gwen Jorgensen is now a two-time Olympian, a two-time ITU World Champion, and the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist. Gwen takes us through her amazing journey in this exclusive interview!
From our Breakfast with Bob Kona Edition 2016: Daniela Ryf, the reigning Ironman World Champion discussed with us how winning the world championship changed her life. Daniela told us she is looking forward to racing Mirinda Carfrae at the top of her game on Saturday. As she told us: “You want to measure yourself against the best.” Word of caution to the rest of the field: Daniela told us her raace at the 70.3 World Championship in Mooloolaba, where she finished 4th, was a wake-up call. (First aired October 7, 2016)