Maddy Pesch
Professional Triathlete – USA


Maddy Pesch

“Maddy’s thirst for learning and making progress is so inspiring. She pays attention to every detail and leaves no stone unturned. This coupled with her fierce determination will see Maddy rise amongst the pro ranks in the years to come. “ – Siri Lindley

Major Accomplishments

Professional Triathlon Career

2019 Challenge Cancun 4th Place
2018 St. Anthony’s Triathlon 6th Place (Pro Debut)
2018 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga 13th Place
2018 New York City Triathlon 12th Place
2018 Ironman 70.3 Boulder 15th Place
2018 Ironman 70.3 Waco 13th Place

Age Group Highlights

2018 1st Overall Female HITS Half Ironman Triathlon (Half Ironman Debut)
2017 Silver Medal 20-24 Age Group, 10th Overall, ITU Standard Distance World Championships Rotterdam
2017 National Champion 20-24 Age Group, 7th Overall, USA Triathlon Olympic Distance National Championships
2017 USA Triathlon Athlete of the Year Honorable Mention
2017 USA Triathlon National Rankings 2nd 20-24 Age Group

2019 Schedule

6 April Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
28 April Challenge Cancun
2 June The Challenge Family Championship Slovakia
30 June Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee
7 July Challenge San Gil
27 July Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
25 Aug Ironman 70.3 Traverse City
29 Sep Ironman 70.3 Augusta
27 Oct Ironman 70.3 Waco
3 Nov Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos

Favorite Tough Training Session

I love climbing big hills on the run and the bike knowing that the strength I’m building translates to speed on the flats!
I also love high-intensity multi-bricks whether I’m hoping in and out of the pool onto the bike or if I’m switching back and forth between my cycling and running shoes over and over again! These sessions prepare you for the key part of the race that is easily overlooked…the transition!

What Inspires Maddy

I have always been very inspired by my coaches, and I cherish how each one of them made me into a better person through sport. My youth club swimming coach taught me the value of hard work above talent. My high school swimming coach first introduced me to goal setting and finding balance between athletics and life. My Grinnell College swim coach, Erin Hurley, brought out the leader within me and taught me the importance of community and serving others. Now Siri teaches me through triathlon the power of gratitude, to follow my heart, and that I can overcome any fear that challenges me!

Maddy’s Heros

My hero is every person that has worked to break down barriers to participation and achievement in athletics based on race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and other circumstances. Some of these people for me include Chris Mosier, Serena Williams, Pat Summitt, and LeBron James, but most of this work gets done by the everyday heroes all around us!

What Maddy loves about Team Sirius

I love the kindness and humbleness that I see in my Team Sirius teammates! We are all fiercely competitive and passionate individuals, but on this team we use this drive not only for our own personal gain but also to elevate the performance of all those around us. Siri has created an incredible training environment fueled by positivity. I see the power of this positivity on the professional squad and in every one of our 200+ Tri Club members! I am honored to be a part of the Team Sirius family both as Siri’s athlete and also as a Tri Club coach!

How Maddy Overcomes Adversity

I truly believe that we grow the most from our hardships, but we have to really reach within ourselves to find our strength in the toughest struggles. In difficult times, I encourage myself to be grounded in gratitude. I ask myself to find the gifts of the day and use them to solve whatever problems I am facing. I also channel my focus to what I CAN control in the present situation, forgetting about those things that are out of my control in the past or future.