Skip to main content

In The News


Coach Cherie receives a prestigious Jefferson Award June, 2009. (YouTube version)

“2001 NBC Ironman” video featuring Cherie & the kids (video download). 2001

It all started when Gruenfeld, who has won her age group multiple times at Ironman Hawaii and also holds age-group titles at Ironman USA and Roth, spoke at a program called Exceeding Expectations.

READ MORE

“Gruenfeld Exceeds Expectations” Triathlonlive.com. April, 2001

It all started when Gruenfeld, who has won her age group multiple times at Ironman Hawaii and also holds age-group titles at Ironman USA and Roth, spoke at a program called Exceeding Expectations.

READ MORE

“Turning Point” excerpts from Competitor Magazine. August, 2001

It all started when Gruenfeld, who has won her age group multiple times at Ironman Hawaii and also holds age-group titles at Ironman USA and Roth, spoke at a program called Exceeding Expectations.

READ MORE

“Exceeding Expecations” Triathlete Magazine. November, 2001

Cherie Gruenfeld found success and happiness after walking away from a stellar career in corporate America. Today, after nine consecutive finishes, four wins and a 55-59 age group course record all in Hawaii.

READ MORE

“First Youth Triathlon a Success” Palisadian Post. 2003

Some swam the six laps quickly, some struggled a bit, and some pulled themselves along on the lane ropes with a coach in the pool encouraging them.But every one of the kids finished the 150-yard.

READ MORE

“Celebrating 3 Hometown Heroes” San Bernardino Sun. February, 2003

LOMA LINDA – There’s a decade of operation to celebrate and a trio of heroes to salute this Sunday at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 10th Annual Gala and Dinner.

READ MORE

“Amazing Kids Come to Aptos” Santa Cruz Register-Pajaronian. August, 2003

Gaylia Osterlund and Mike Bennett each saw NBC’s coverage of the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in 2001, and both took particular notice of a feature on a group called the Cypress Kids.

READ MORE

“Training Develops a Winning Attitude” Press-Enterprise. January, 2002

A triathlete’s work with San Bernardino youths gives them athletic — and academic — motivation.Emilio Holguin wants to be an Ironman.The 12-year-old Serrano Middle School student.

READ MORE

“Kids Triathlon Program Expands” Slowtwitch.com. February, 2002

It all started when Gruenfeld, who has won her age group multiple times at Ironman Hawaii and also holds age-group titles at Ironman USA and Roth, spoke at a program called Exceeding Expectations.

READ MORE

“Running for Their Lives” Press-Enterprise, May, 2006

In the water, on a bike, on the pavement, Gruenfeld — a six-time winner of the Ironman World Championships in her age group – is used to snatching away seconds as she chases her dreams.

READ MORE

“Great Expectations,” Triathlete Magazine, August 2010

A Southern California nonprofit called Exceeding Expectations introduces inner-city kids to triathlon.What happens next is nothing short of life.Nik is a bubbly, bright-eyed college sophomore.

READ MORE

“One From the Heart,” Inside Triathlon Magazine, January, 2010

Asking me to write a story about my wife is like asking one of Donald Trump’s assistants to write about him: It’s bound to come off as fawning, sycophantic and blitheringly mawkish.

READ MORE