Gwendolen has been running competitively since the age of 12. She fell in love with running at age 9 when she got to be part of the Olympic Torch Relay, where she ran with the Olympic Torch and helped bring it to the Coliseum in Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympic Games. After college, she combined her two passions, filmmaking and running and produced the documentary film Spirit of the Marathon I & II. Now, she is focusing on running and coaching, where she is the Cross Country and Track Coach at a high school in Los Angeles. She is also the proud mom of twin boys.
"There are a million reasons why you can't. Focus on the few reasons why you can."
"Once you make the decision that you will not fail, the heart and the body will follow."
RUNNING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Placed Top 10 in Division III in CIF California State Championships in high school
First place Overall Female Finisher at Big Sur 9 Miler – set the course record
Bulldog 50K RRCA Female Masters Champion
USATF OC Half Marathon Masters Team Championship
University of the Pacific
USATF Level 2 Coaching