Professional Triathlete & Coach
Like most, Alyssa was introduced to athletics through team sports as a kid. Focusing mainly on soccer, she played at the varsity level for all 4 years of high school. Her love for running was also fostered growing up as she would join her dad at the occasional local road race. After two years at the United States Naval Academy, and two more at the University of Virginia, she found her next athletic pursuit: endurance sports! Focusing first on ultramarathons, Alyssa has since completed over 40 marathons and ultramarathons and 24 iron-distance triathlons.
In 2014 Alyssa left her corporate job and moved back to Charlottesville, VA to pursue her passion of racing and coaching triathlon full time. Over the last 3 seasons, Alyssa has had multiple top-10 Ironman and 70.3 finishes, and six top-5 finishes at the Ironman distance. Most notably, she was 4th at the 2016 Ironman Wisconsin. Alyssa has also made a name for herself by racing the 140.6 distance "back-to-back" with the races just one week apart. In 2016 she completed this double with IM UK and IM Switzerland, placing 4th then 8th. Alyssa maintains her love of the trails and found time in 2016 to get back to racing ultramarathons at the Mt. Masochist 50 Mile, placing 3rd. In 2017 Alyssa is looking to secure a podium spot at the Ironman distance, with 5 on the schedule!
Highlights in Alyssa's Career
- 24x Ironman Finisher
- 4x Ironman World Championship Qualifier
- 2x Ironman World Championship Finisher
- 2x Ironman 25-29 Ironman Age Group Winner
- 2011 & 2012 USAT All American
- 2013 1st Place Overall Ironman Age Group Ranking (25-29)
- Completed over 35 ultra marathons (50k or longer)
- 3x 100 Miler Finisher
- 3rd Place Female @ 2008 JFK 50-Mile
- Age Group Winner @ 2009 Western States 100-Mile