Fitness From the Inside Out

Science & Sports: How Triathlete John Cooper & Professional Athlete Jacquie Godbe Balance a Northwestern MD-PhD Program With Competitive Endurance

May 31, 2019 Skip Chapman & Bill Busch Season 1 Episode 6
Fitness From the Inside Out
Science & Sports: How Triathlete John Cooper & Professional Athlete Jacquie Godbe Balance a Northwestern MD-PhD Program With Competitive Endurance
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Fitness From the Inside Out
Science & Sports: How Triathlete John Cooper & Professional Athlete Jacquie Godbe Balance a Northwestern MD-PhD Program With Competitive Endurance
May 31, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Skip Chapman & Bill Busch

Not only are endurance athlete John Cooper and professional athlete Jacquie Godbe dating, they also both happen to be 6-time Chicago Triathlon competitors (plus many other events), AND are candidates in the MD-PhD program at Northwestern, NBD. 

They both met while cultivating a mutual love of medical science and endurance racing. 

Endurance athlete John Cooper is a decorated triathlete who has won titles at the Chicago Triathlon, New York Triathlon and more. He is working on his PhD in neuroscience, and wants to focus on specialties such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and paralysis. 

Professional triathlete Jacquie Godbe has also become highly decorated, including winning 4th place overall in the Chicago Triathlon this past year (beating out 3 other males) and has been competing professionally domestically and internationally. She is working on her PhD in chemistry, with a specialization in the design side and research focused on Parkinson’s disease. 

Both share how they got to where they are, how they balance their studies with sports, and what some of their favorite post-race foods and desserts are! 

Show Notes

Not only are endurance athlete John Cooper and professional athlete Jacquie Godbe dating, they also both happen to be 6-time Chicago Triathlon competitors (plus many other events), AND are candidates in the MD-PhD program at Northwestern, NBD. 

They both met while cultivating a mutual love of medical science and endurance racing. 

Endurance athlete John Cooper is a decorated triathlete who has won titles at the Chicago Triathlon, New York Triathlon and more. He is working on his PhD in neuroscience, and wants to focus on specialties such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and paralysis. 

Professional triathlete Jacquie Godbe has also become highly decorated, including winning 4th place overall in the Chicago Triathlon this past year (beating out 3 other males) and has been competing professionally domestically and internationally. She is working on her PhD in chemistry, with a specialization in the design side and research focused on Parkinson’s disease. 

Both share how they got to where they are, how they balance their studies with sports, and what some of their favorite post-race foods and desserts are!