DC Triathlon Club

Kelly Lefler

June, 2018

Kelly tried several sports growing up before settling on swimming and cross country. She was nowhere near the front of the pack in either, but had fun and continued to do both, occasionally running and 5k or 10k with friends and family and swimming as cross training. After becoming a bike commuter, she realized there were races that did all three of these sports. She signed up for the Chicago Triathlon with Team in Training and fell in love with the sport training for and doing that race! Since then, Kelly has raced sprint through IM distances. One of her favorite parts of the sport is the fun supportive community, and she enjoys mentoring tri newbies.
Date of Birth/LocationOctober 29; Fort Sill, OK
Years Racing: 8
Current Residence: Washington, DC
Strengths on the course: positive attitude, adaptability
Nickname: Mickle Pickle
Goals for 2019: PR Boston, qualify for 70.3 World Championship, get more sleep
Favorite Places To Train: running on the Mall, biking on Skyline
Fav Races: Rev3 Quassy Half, Oregon Dunes Sprint
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: cooking and eating, traveling
Favorite foods: ice cream, cheese
Fun Fact: I have a PhD in Chemistry. Ice cream is a major component of my carb loading strategy.
Social media: Facebook: Kelly Lefler, IG: kellymicklepickle
2019 Race Schedule:
  • Fingers crossed: Ironman 70.3 World Championship Nice, France
  • ITU Sprint Grand Final Lausanne, Switzerland
  • DoubleMussel (Sprint and Half)
  • Independence Triathlon Sprint
  • Boston Marathon
  • Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
2018 Race Schedule:
  • Jingle all the Way 5k
  • Ironman Louisville
  • Maine 70.3
  • Age Group Nationals double (Olympic and Sprint)
  • Tri-the-Village
  • Boston Marathon
  • Rock n Roll Half Marathon DC

2017 Race Schedule: 

  • Richmond Half Marathon
  • SwimRun VA
  • Bethany Beach “Sprinternational” Distance Triathlon
  • Nations Triathlon Olympic
  • Boston Triathlon Olympic
  • Rev3 Williamsburg Olympic
  • Rev3 Quassy Half
  • Potomac River Run Marathon
  • Newport News OneCity Marathon Relay