Pentathlete | Emily DeRiel

Emily DeRiel grew up in Pennsylvania and went to school at Yale and later Oxford where she first learned of modern pentathlon. Like many pentathletes, Emily had great prior successes in the individual pentathlon events but when she put them all together and focused on a goal, she ended up winning the silver medal in modern pentathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Lucky for us, she now lives in Seattle and works at the University of Washington. When she's not working or spending time with her family, she's been known to do a little running in the great northwest.