Long Distance Runner and Triathlete


Dr. Amy R. Cole has been an athlete and copious calorie consumer her entire life. Her eating career began along side a serious swim regimen in high school. She swam hours a day, and was able to continue the sport at the division one level at Colgate University. Not wanting to don the post collegiate title of “Masters Swimmer”, she decided it was time to switch gears after college. Since eating came naturally to her, she raced a couple of Ironman distance triathlons. After a couple of years and few thousand miles on the bike, she realized the only part of the triathlon she loved was running.

Now that she is a Ph.D., and runner with high aspirations, she realizes that her former diet of McDonalds post swim practices was not the best idea. Ideal nutrition fuels her towards her Olympic Trials dreams. Her running career highlights including winning numerous local Tucson races, as well as being the first overall female at the 2013 PF Changs Rock n’ Roll Arizona Marathon. She looks to lower her current marathon PR of 2:45:46 by three minutes this Fall in order to qualify for the Olympic Trials marathon.

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