I am honored to be joined by 83 y/o Jack Welber, I had the pleasure of meeting Jack during a practice open water swim in Boulder 3 weeks ago. He was preparing to participate at Sprint Triathlon Nationals in Milwaukee. He is co-author of Not Dead Yet: World Triathlon Champions 75+ offer tips for thriving & flourishing in later life, available at Amazon and on Audible
Jack graduated from the University of Florida in 1959 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Philosophy. He earned 100% of his college tuition and expenses playing jazz saxophone at college events. After 2 ½ years of military service, Jack began a career in business where he spent 27 years at Johnson & Johnson in middle and upper management. In 2004 at the age of 66, he formed the executive search firm, Wimbledon Group Inc specializing in recruiting oncologists for the pharmaceutical industry. Clients included Pfizer, Bristol Myers, Quintiles and Johnson & Johnson.
Jack’s love of sports started with high school basketball and track and continued throughout his adult working life. He ran 5K’s, 10K’s, half marathons and several full marathons.
Back injuries caused Jack In 2004 to switch to triathlon. He hired a coach and began competing in local events on the west coast of Florida where he lived. Starting in 2012, Jack began competing on a national level and ITU Worlds where he had 7 starts and 3 podium finishes including a win in Rotterdam. With heart felt recognition to his good fortune for genetic inheritance, Jack would humbly like to compete in the 85-89 age group next year in Milwaukee.