Liz Lyles: Top U.S. Female at Kona on Her Rise To Success, Being Full-Time Mom, and More

October 25, 2014


Pro triathlete Liz Lyles  was this year’s top U.S. female in the Ironman World Championships going 9:18:11, in a stacked field of American ladies (13 who raced, in fact!).

Liz started triathlon in 2002, but gave it up for a while to have kids. She resumed the sport and got her pro card. Since then she’s been on fire winning two Ironmans and proving to be a dominant force at long-distance triathlon.

In this show we get to know Liz and her story, juggling life as a pro triathlete and mom to two little ones,  all about her race in Kona this year (read her full blog), racing dynamics of the bike for pro women with AG men in the mix (including thoughts on Frankfurt this year where she was 2nd as well as Kona this year), what’s next on her racing schedule (hint: it’s coming up), and more!

The quick facts:
2x Ironman champ
Coach: Cliff English
Home: Reno, Nevada; trains at altitude (6000ft), near Tahoe
Mom of two & wife
Teaches spin classes 3x a week
Kona splits this year: 1:00:19 swim, 5:10:15 bike, 3:03:24 run, 9:18 total

Past Ironman results:

Kona – 7th, 1st US (9:18)
IMFrankfurt – 2nd

IMGermany – 5th
IMLT – 4th
IMWAus – 1st
Kona – 16th (9:41)

IMMOO – 1st
IMCoz – 10th

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