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Gwen Jorgensen, former E&Y tax accountant, is sometimes referred to as the Olympic Accountant.  She participated in the recent Olympic games in London in the women’s triathlon.  Given that she was the reigning two-time World Cup champion, some were hoping for her to medal.

Alas, that was not to be, as a flat tire during the biking portion of the race put her so far behind that she had no chance to catch the leaders.  She eventually finished 38th.

In this recently released video, Gwen discusses all aspects of her Olympic experience.

Go Gwen Jorgensen!

by David Albrecht

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Gwen Jorgensen is a tax accountant for Ernst and Young.  She is a leading contender for Olympic Gold in the women’s triathlon, having won the 2011 and 2012 Triathlon World Cup.

Her race starts tomorrow (Saturday, August 4, 2012)  at about 9 a.m. London time, 3:55 a.m. in the USA eastern time zone.  It will be streamed live at the NBC Olympics site.

The race should take a little less than 2 hours to complete.  The triathlon starts with a 1,500m swim, followed by 40k  on the bike, with a 10k run concluding the race.

Go Team Accounting.  Go Olympic Accountant.  Go Gwen Jorgensen.

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht


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Gwen Jorgensen, an accountant on leave from Ernst & Young, is a member of the USA Triathlon team that will compete in the London Olympics.  In past blog posts, I’ve featured videos on her training for the swim and bike portions of the triathlon.  In this blog post, I feature a video on her training for the run portion of the event.

Gwen Jorgensen was a Big Ten champion in the 3,000m and 5,000m events, and was an All American in track.  I used to run.  So, I can appreciate her ability to run a series of 5:00 minute miles, say in a 5k or 10k race.  On my best days, I could only do 6:00 miles. At 5:00 miles, she is flying along.

In every triathlon event for which I’ve seen detailed results, Jorgensen has had the fastest time in the run portion of the race. Wow!

Good luck Gwen.

Other videos on her training are:

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht


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Gwen Jorgensen of E&Y is the Olympic Accountant.  On Saturday, August 4, she will be competing in the women’s triathlon at the London Olympic games.  She is a contender for a medal.

The Olympic triathlon combines a 1,500 m swim, 43 k bike race, and 10k run.  For elite women, it takes about two hours to complete.

Gwen Jorgensen was a collegiate athlete at the University of Wisconsin, competing in swimming, track and cross country.  She was All-American in track distance events.

This video features Gwen talking about the swimming portion of the race.

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht


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Gwen Jorgensen is the Olympic Accountant.  A tax specialist at Ernst & Young, Milwaukee, she will represent the USA in Women’s Triathlon at the 2012 Olympics.

I’m embedding two new videos that reveal more about Gwen.

The first video, “On Triathlon Sportsmanship,” features Gwen talking about the community of triathletes.  She mentions the support that each competitor has for the others.  [After playing the video no YouTube, use your browser’s back button to return to The Summa.]

The second video, “Born to Ride,” shows Gwen talking about training for the biking aspect of the triathlon. She also talks about moving to Minneapolis.

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht


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