DC Triathlon Club

Liz Gilden

June, 2018

Liz comes from a competitive background of college Soccer, track running and swimming. After pursuing a graduate degree in Meteorology, Liz missed having teammates and decided to join the Texas A&M Club triathlon team. Things escalated fast and she went from no aero bars, and no clip in pedals to the fastest girl on the team. After multiple Top 10 Collegiate Performances in the Nation and Age Group Nationals, Liz turned Pro in 2012 at the Chicago Triathlon. She focused her first half of her pro career as a full time pro on the short course circuit, traveling often. It wasn’t until 2016 she got the Ironman Bug, and completed her first Ironman in 10:13. This will be Liz’s 6th year on the team and Liz now dables in SwimRun racing and trail running!

Age Group / Birth Location: 35-39 / in DC!
Years Racing: 13
Strengths on the course: Swim/run
Goals for 2023:  Run a sub 3 marathon, continue to improve in running.
Nickname: LizzyB
Height: 5’2″
Little known fact about me: My cats name is Batman.
Favorite Races:  St. Croix 70.3, SOS Triathlon, Luray, Otillo World Championships
Favorite Result: Competing in the SwimRun World Championships in Sweden in 2022 with my husband.
Favorite Food: Pizza, Burger, Beer.
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2023 Race Schedule:

  • Cherry Blossom 10 miler – April
  • Swim Run Lake James – April
  • Pennsylvania 70.3 -July
  • Odyssey SwimRun Casco Bay – July
  • Fall Marathon or Trail Ultra