Meredith Kessler

6x Ironman Champion


Meredith grew up in Columbus, Ohio where she was a 4-sport athlete and was inducted into her high school's Athletic Hall of Fame. Meredith went on to receive a Division I athletic scholarship at Syracuse University where she participated in field hockey and track. After graduation in 2000, she used her graduation money to purchase her first triathlon bike and entered a full Ironman (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run) two weeks later. Meredith has since competed in over 50 full Ironmans. She was undefeated in her 2009 season having been the 1st place amateur woman in every race. In addition, she holds the amateur course record at Ironman Arizona and the age-group course record at Wildflower 70.3. In November 2010, Meredith turned professional and in her first season as a rookie pro, she won Ironman Canada and placed 2nd in both Ironman St. George and Ironman Coeur D'Alene.

Meredith takes pride in being the best wife, daughter, sister, friend and mentor that she can possibly be everyday. Her family, friends and coach are paramount and their support helps fuel her energies to compete at such an elite level. She is very thankful and grateful to be able to endure this sport and has never taken it for granted. Whether she is competing in an Ironman, planning parties for others, at work, or hanging out with friends, Meredith feels fortunate to be around people who have a zest for life.

She is the author of the upcoming manuals Life of a Triathlete: Race Preparation and Life of a Triathlete: Business.