Name: Mandi Nilsen
Birthday: 11 September
Current location: Tempe, AZ
Hometown: Prescott, AZ
Favorite race: Miami 70.3
Pre race ritual: A new pair of socks!
I started running January 2010 when a friend convinced me to do a half marathon. Before then I was NEVER into running. I didn’t want anything to do with it… it was used as punishment for Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball & Baseball. But once I started training in 2010 I fell in love with the feeling and haven’t stopped since! The moment I crossed the finish line of that first Half Marathon in San Diego I knew running was for me!
December 2012 I did my first sprint Triathlon and I officially got the bug! I have completed TWO 140.6 Ironman distances, TWELVE 70.3 Half Ironman distances, along with numerous sprints and olympic distances. Triathlon has become my passion! I have met the MOST AMAZING friends through running/cycling/triathlon and cannot imagine my life without it. I am always ready for my next adventure!
Biggest Races to date:
Australia 70.3 World Championships 2016
Chattanooga 70.3 World Championship 2017
Kona Ironman World Championship 2017