Equally Inspiring

Equally Inspiring is an initiative born from one of TriEqual’s goals: to increase the participation of women in triathlon. Congratulations to all of our athletes who were selected in the 2016 Equally Inspiring program. Applications for the 2016-17 coaches will open on Sept 1. Applications for athletes will open on Sept 15.

Stories will be shared on our website, as well as on social media with the #EquallyInspiring hashtag.



Athletes – Are you a female athlete that is looking at getting into the sport of triathlon? Are you a female triathlete that is looking into moving up to the next distance? Why not apply to be a #equallyinspiring athlete! Our coaches are signing up to donate 3 months of free training to help you reach your goals! Apply here by Sunday, October 9. Questions?? Email equallyinspiring@gmail.com and include athlete application in the subject line! Please note that applying does not guarantee selection!

Coaches – We are looking for you to donate 3 months worth of training to help encourage and inspire female triathletes of any level! Changes to the 2016-17 program for coaches are:

  • All coaches and athletes will be matched and notified by October 31.
  • The program will run from November 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016.
  • Athletes and Coaches will be asked to send us their selected 3 months of training and goal race (if there is one) by November 30,2016.
  • If an athlete has not made contact with a coach by Nov 30 a new athlete will be assigned.
  • During the 3 months of selected training we will be asking for stories and images from the athletes and coaches for us to highlight on the blog and social media.

Please sign up here by Sunday, Oct 9


Thanks to our 2015 – 16 Equally Inspiring Coaches and Athletes

Coach Athlete
Julie Anderson, Mercury Rising Naomi Liddell
Meredith Atwood, Swim Bike Mom Amy Ogden
Sue Aquila, Endurance Corner Lisa Achilles
Brant Bahler, Dream Big Coaching Beth Williams
Maribeth Baker, Triathlon Coach Paula Mihalko
Benvenuto Baldelli, Triathlon Coach Valerie Lefebvre
Brandi Benavidez, Purple Turtle Events Kirsten Case
Hillary Biscay, TeamHPB Hailey Nievergelt
Jen Brown, Sparta PT Tory Van Wie
Jason Chance, Tricycle & Run Marnitta King
Dominika Cihanova, Triathlon Coach Cressida Hedgecock
Kyla Coates, Mercury Rising Stacy Johnson
Julie Dunkle, Coach 2 Compete Mary Ann McKibben Dana
Fern Esau, Kinetic Coaching Kendra Lange
Suzanne Flanigan, Soozsports Sika Henry
Kelly Gallagher, Sonic Endurance Illeana Villar
Alyssa Godesky, TeamHPB Jennifer Ball
Caroline Gregory, Pro Triathlete Marisa Irwin
Sara Gross, Pro Triathlete/Mecury Rising Betsy Langan
Sara Gross, Pro Triathlete/Mecury Rising Ashley Wiles
Ericka Hachmeister, Valor Triathlon Project Deasal Conner
Jennifer Harrison, Jennifer Harrison Triathlon Coaching Alexandra Painter
Scot Horns, Big Sexy Racing BrendaEnglehart
Kim Hurley, Triathlon Coach Theresa McGlone
Katie Ingram, Team Amazing Day Ellen Waller
Rachel Joyce, Pro Triathlete Erin Wasiak
Jenni Keil, Team Amazing Day Mandy Hall
Krista Lapan, Team BSC Triathlon Coaching Jennifer Todd
Heather Leiggi, Pro Triathlete Kimberly Oural
Clint Lien, Mercury Rising Sandy Bollenbacher
Brandon Marsh, Pro Triathlete Julia Mace
Jorge Martinez, E3 Training Solutions Julie Nicholson-Montero
Chris Martino, New Level Coaching Shannon McGrew
John Mayfield, Tridot Coaching Systems Allison Frasch
John Mayfield, Tridot Coaching Systems Nicki Leo
Michelle McKenna Lake, FeXY Coaching Services Maura Colleen Farral
Scott McMichael, Sonic Endurance Anna Kropornicka
Mandy Midgett, Fierce and Focused JulietMadsen
Stacey Miller, Sonic Endurance Liz Halloran
Jemila Najjar-Keith, Triathlon Coach Lydia Shirley
Molly Roohi, Pro Triathlete Melissa Jost
Matthew Rose, Dynamo Multisport Yvette Pollard
Julie Shelley, TeamHPB Nicola Quelch
Emily Sherrard, Pro Triathlete Katie Rodgers
Michelle Simmons, Team BSC Triathlon Coaching Laura Drudi
Maria Simone, No Limits Endurance Coaching Cassandra Heide
Karen Smyers, Karen Smyers Coaching Susan Nofi
Barry Stokes, BarryS Coaching Sara Portilla
Denise Terry, Realistic Fitness Shaunna Payne Gold
David Tilbury-Davis, Tilbury-Davis Coaching Debra Cooper
Erin Trail, Triathlon Coach Nicky Bunn
Sarah Van Tine, Team TriLife Mackenzie Sharkey
Elizabeth Waterstraat, Multisport Mastery Sharon Willmon
Charisa Wernick, Pro Triathlete Sara O’Byrne
Sonja Wieck, Rising Tide Triathlon Coaching Jessica Hooten
Michelle Yost, Triathlon Coach Darcie Nolan
Joanna Zeiger, World Champion Christina Gallagher