Go, Gwen, Go: A Family's Journey to Olympic Gold

Go, Gwen, Go: A Family's Journey to Olympic Gold


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Narrated in alternating voices by mother Nancy and sister Elizabeth, Go, Gwen, Go is an inspiring story about Olympian Gwen Jorgensen and her family. This memoir introduces a young woman of modest athletic achievements who uses desire and discipline to attain the ultimate in spot-the Olympic Gold. You will enter the secret world of Olympic training, professional coaching, international travel, sponsor funding, anti-doping requirements, athlete nutrition, and sports physiotherapy. You will be granted an inside look at the personal life of a professional triathlete, complete with family crises and holiday celebrations. During her triathlon career, Gwen became the first American woman to win a World Triathlon Series event, the first person in history to win 12 consecutive races on the ITU circuit, and the first American triathlete, man or woman, to win an Olympic Gold medal. In this inspiring story, Gwen Jorgensen and her family grow together, from average to Olympian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782551911
Publisher: Cardinal Publishers Group
Publication date: 10/18/2019
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 453,545
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nancy Jorgensen has co-written two choral education books, Things They Never Taught You In Choral Methods and From The Trenches: Real Insights From Real Choral Educators. She recently retired after 35 years teaching choral music in Wisconsin and now writes, pursues collaborative piano opportunities, and spends time with daughters Elizabeth and Gwen and grandson Stanley. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Prime Number Magazine, Smith Magazine, Cagibi, and Coffin Bell.
Elizabeth Jorgensen is a Wisconsin high school English teacher published in Azalea (Harvard University), The Wisconsin English Journal, and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Named Carroll University’s Graduate of the Last Decade, she presents at conferences including National Council of Teachers of English, Wisconsin State Reading Association, and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. When she’s not teaching or writing, she can be found working out, watching Bravo with her dog, or playing violin.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bob Babbitt 6

Prologue Gwen Jorgensen 8

Chapter 1 A Convolution of Circumstances, 2009 & 2010 10

Chapter 2 Off to the Races, 2011 30

Chapter 3 Tires and Tribulations, London 2012 55

Chapter 4 A Quest to Improve, 2013 79

Chapter 5 Chasing Victory, 2014 122

Chapter 6 The Love Bug and Other Syndromes, 2014 Off-Season 168

Chapter 7 Domination Station, 2015 185

Chapter 8 Travel, Tires, and Trying Times, 2015 Off-Season 230

Chapter 9 Final Preparations, 2016 238

Chapter 10 Rio de Janeiro, 2016 259

Epilogue 2017 307

Acknowledgments 311

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