|'Go Gwen Go' Gold-medal Book Event|
Event Type: Affiliated Program|
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Waukesha native Gwen Jorgensen was the first American athlete, male or female, to win Olympic gold in triathlon. When the UW-Madison grad stood on the podium at the 2016 Rio Games, a nation celebrated. None were happier than her devoted family. Also watching closely were members of the Redline Triathlon Club of Fond du Lac.
Club members have invited mother Nancy Jorgensen and sister Elizabeth Jorgensen to return to the Fond du Lac Public Library to talk about Gwen and their book, “Go, Gwen, Go: A Family’s Journey to Olympic Gold.” The duo had visited the library in October. The program is free and open to the public; no registration required. Refreshments will be served.
Mom and sister will talk about the team effort behind Gwen’s amazing achievements and will sell and sign copies of their book.
The book brings readers into the worlds of Olympic training, professional coaching, international travel, sponsor funding, anti-doping requirements, athlete nutrition and sports physiotherapy. It recounts how Gwen dealt with the transition from CPA in Milwaukee to professional athlete, balancing training and global competitions with family crises and commitments.
Nancy Jorgensen is the author of two music education books, essays and an Olympic blog published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Elizabeth Jorgensen teaches creative writing, composition and journalism at Arrowhead High School.
Location: Midstates Training Room