TriNews: IM Champ Dede Griesbauer on the Biz of Triathlon, TriEqual, the Evolution of Racing, and More

April 22, 2015
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Interview with 3x IM Champ Dede Griesbauer


  • Winner of IM UK 2006, Brasil 2009 and Taiwan 2015!
  • Top US Kona finisher in 2007 (7th), 2009 (9th), also 10th in 2008
  • Horrible crash at IM Germany 2011
  • October 2013: moved to Boulder from Boston, tough times coming with it
  • Most of 2014 dealing with injury; went on to win her first 70.3 (Taiwan)
  • Coached by Siri Lindley
  • Co-founder of TriEqual
  • Highly educated businesswoman with a Wharton MBA
  • Background (and future) in financial planning and the stock market
  • Can’t do pullups (and we dive into WHY this is!) 🙂
  • Road to Kona 2015? (currently 4.500 with 2/2, needs ~5.100)

Oldest IM Winners

  • Fernanda Keller – Brazil 2008: 45Y 36D
  • Natascha Badmann – South Africa 2012 45Y 136D
  • Nina Kraft – Louisville 2014: 45Y 236D
  • Dede Griesbauer – age 44 at IM Taiwan!

(Oldest male is Cam Brown at 42 years)

Race Results

April 12: IM Taiwan (25k$ purse, P-2000)

  • Women: 1. Dede Griesbauer (USA) 9:20:23, 2. Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS) 9:31:30
    3. Kim Schwabenbauer (USA) 9:38:34

  • Men: 1. Domenico Passuello (ITA) 8:25:55 2. Frederik Croneborg (SWE) 8:28:38, 3. Patrick Evoe (USA) 8:40:58

Plus, Special Announcement:

  • The future of TriNews, and more from Thorsten and Tawnee.
  • Mention of the Raelert brothers and Thorsten’s article, click here.

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