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Wall Street to World Triathlons

 

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Six years ago Sarah Piampiano, 34, was an out-of-shape, workaholic Wall Street investment banker, who survived on a couple of hours’ sleep a night and puffed her way through two packets of cigarettes a day.

Today she is one of the world’s top female professional triathletes, having ditched both her corporate job and her smoking habit in favour of travelling the world, competing in the sport she loves.
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Check My Endurance: Interview with Sarah Piampiano

 

In this episode, we interview pro triathlete Sarah Piampiano. Sarah gives a good insight on the business side of being a pro triathlete, how she got into the sport, dealing with a long injury, sports as a child, her new project and much more.

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Sarah Piampiano’s Unlikely Road from Investment Banker to Elite Triathlete

 

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In the fall of 2009, Sarah Piampiano was having drinks with an old college friend who was getting ready to compete in a triathlon. Spurred on by a lifelong competitive spirit and a bit too much liquid courage, Piampiano bet him that she’d finish in front of him — without any training at all.
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