DC Triathlon Club

Kelly Lefler

June, 2018
Kelly tried several sports growing up before settling on swimming and running. She was nowhere near the front of the pack in either but had fun and continued to do both, occasionally running a 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! Since then, Kelly has raced sprint through IM distances. One of her favorite things about triathlon is the fun supportive community.
Age Group / Birth Location: 40-44 / Fort Sill, OK
Years Racing: 12
Nickname: Mickle Pickle
Strengths on the course: positive attitude, running off the bike
Goals for 2023: bike Skyline Drive end-to-end, sleep more, stay healthy, get stronger on the bike, race in a new state
Favorite Places To Train: running on the Mall, biking Skyline
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: adventures with my husband
Favorite foods: cheese, ice cream (a key component of my carb loading strategy)
Fun Fact: I’m trying to do a triathlon in every state- at 25 so far (+DC and Puerto Rico).
Fav Race distance: half iron
Fav Race: Oregon Dunes, Puerto Rico 70.3

Social media: Facebook: Kelly Lefler, IG: kellymicklepickle


2023 Race Schedule

  • Blue Ridge 70.3
  • Ironman Lake Placid
  • More TBD


2022 Race Schedule:

  • Little Rock Double: 5k, half marathon
  • Rumpus in Bumpass Oly
  • Ironman World Championship St. George, UT
  • Jamestown Sprint and Oly
  • Colonial Beach Sprint and Oly
  • Age Group Nationals Oly and Sprint
  • Watermans Half and Sprint Aquabikes


2021 Race Schedule: 

  • Kinetic Half
  • Williamsburg Oly
  • Michigan Titanium 140.6
  • Ironman Cozumel


2020 Race Schedule

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2019 Race Schedule:
  • Ironman Florida
  • 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