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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, 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:

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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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American Gwen Jorgensen, the Olympic Accountant, took first place (and the gold) at the 2012 Banyoles (Spain) ITU Triathlon World Cup.  This is her second World Cup championship.  She also won the 2011 World Cup gold.

Gwen Jorgensen in transition at Banyoles. Pic credit GwenJorgensen.com

Jorgensen finished in a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes, 39 seconds on the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course.  The Olympic course in London is slightly longer, 1,500m/43km/10km.

Erin Greene of the Triathlon.org has a thorough write-up in “Jorgensen Jets to Banyoles World Cup Victory.”  This article also contains a video recap of the race.

After the race, Jorgensen said, ““It was a really great course. Those girls really made me work. There are some really good runners out there and when [Australian] Erin [Densham] took it out, I really tried to keep the distance.”

Gwen Jorgensen is called the Olympic Accountant because she is a tax specialist for Ernst & Young in its Milwaukee, WI, office.

Debit and credit – – David Albrecht

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