Barb Lindquist is one of the most accomplished professional triathletes in the history of the sport. As a swimmer at Stanford, she medaled at the Pan Am and Pan Pacific Championships. Two years after graduation, she did her first triathlon, and turned professional at the age of 26. In her career 134 races, she won 33, stood on the podium 86 times, and was top ten in 114. After retiring from 10 years of pro racing, including a 2004 Olympic Team berth (9th), she began a personal coaching business while also working for USAT part-time. Currently she is the USAT Collegiate Recruitment Coordinator, recruiting athletes like herself who excelled in college in the swim or run, convincing them to come over to the dark side and do triathlon!