Elizabeth Brackett

Elizabeth Brackett

 

 

Elizabeth was born December 11, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN and died June 17, 2018 in Chicago, a few days after a fall while riding her bike, training for the next triathlon. She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, transferred to the University of Indiana which was more accommodating, that is, more welcoming to make the most of Elizabeth’s diving talents. Elizabeth in time became the first woman on the UI team. After graduation, she began a lifelong career in journalism. She was a well-known, still-active journalist, political figure and writer at the time of her death. Elizabeth was a full participant in the writing of this book and reported to us that triathlon gave structure to her later life and a lot of satisfaction from setting and achieving goals – and, not incidentally, that it helped me confront aging.