"If you can dream and not make dreams your master; If you can think and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same..." -Rudyard Kipling
Lisa is one of America’s best long distance triathletes, a 4x iron-distance champion and record holder, making regular appearances on podiums around the world. She came to triathlon after a successful collegiate distance running career in cross country/track, learning quickly and enjoying the process every step of the way.
A professional triathlete since 2009, Lisa is known for her perseverance, “can do” and “never give up” attitude. She is a menacing presence with closing run speed and persistence to the bitter end, never letting the competition feel content. She attributes this perseverance after experiencing a turning point in her family life when, at age 11, Lisa's father was in a swimming accident that left him quadriplegic. This experience and her father's positive approach to a devastating life change is deeply ingrained in her.
Growing up in a rural Illinois town where community supported and her an especially rallied around her family after her father's accident, Lisa truly believes in community, integrity and giving back. She is a regular at local events - either competing or volunteering. When not racing, Lisa enjoys travelling, baking, landscape design and working with a local youth triathlon team.
She has taught bicycle safety classes as a League Cycling Instructor, volunteers for a Youth Triathlon Club in Tucson, assists at local events and takes a great interest in helping people of all ages lead active, healthy lifestyles. She is open, approachable, kind, hard-working, tireless, fair and is a fierce friend.
Watch this space as Lisa builds her training squad, promoting an active, healthy and happy lifestyle to people of all ages and abilities. Create the upward spiral and achieve the goals you have set for yourself, following the TriSutto training principles that has created multiple World Champions and Olympians!