Meg Schaeffer
Age Group Triathlete – USA


Meg Schaeffer

“Meg Schaeffer is an inspiration in every way! An incredible mom, devoted wife, brilliant professor and healthcare executive, and ALL AMERICAN triathlete. Meg has a hunger to learn, to grow, and to SHINE in her life. She inspires me everyday with her commitment to excellence and her passion for life!!” – Siri Lindley

Major Accomplishments

Top Results

Age Group World Championships Team USA  2018, 2019 Olympic and Sprint Distance
Lifetime National Championship, 2nd Place 40-44 AG
Des Moines 5k, Masters Champion
Accel Triathlon, 2nd Overall
Colorado Triathlon, 1st Elite Division

2019 Schedule

April 20th Drake Road Races 10k
May 4th Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon
May 19th St. Louis Olympic Triathlon
June 30th Ironman 70.3 Steelhead
July 27th Accel Triathlon
Aug 10th USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
Aug 29th ITU Age Group Sprint Distance World Championships

Favorite Tough Training Session

Long bike with a negative split run off the bike

What Inspires Meg

The feeling of strength and power, a peaceful mind, health and a good laugh

Meg’s Heros

Deena Kastor, Lindsay Vonn.

What Meg loves about Team Sirius

The centricity on positivity! This group is so talented and supportive of each other. Interactions with Siri and Bek are full of wisdom and inspiration. This is a unique and motivating environment.

How Meg overcomes adversity in triathlon

Build and use your support network. I work with therapists with targeted expertise who help me recover, triage and manage soreness, keep mobility, and rehab from illness. I’m not afraid to change therapists or get a second opinion. This sport is a journey and it takes years of focused effort to reach new levels of strength and ability. Choosing to embrace a positive, grateful mindset every single day – that’s what gets me through the toughest sessions!