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Amanda Stevens

  • Published Nov 29, 2011
  • Updated Jan 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM UTC
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 128 pounds
  • Birthdate: March 4
  • Nationality: American
  • Hometown: Enid, Oklahoma
  • Current Residence: Boulder, Colorado
  • Team: Oklahoma Spine Hospital, TYR, Shimano, Blue Competition Cycles, Mizuno, ISM, Powerbar, Ranch Foods Direct, T3 Recovery Products, Nathan, Yurbuds
  • Coach: Lance Watson/LifeSport
  • Year Turned Pro: 2003
  • Career Highlights:

    - Kona 1st out of the Water (2011)
    - 4th, Ironman World Championship 70.3 (2010)
    - Ironman 70.3 Cancun Champion (2010)
    - 5150 Memphis in May Champion (2011)
    - Ironman 70.3 US Pro Champion (2010)
    - Olympic Trials Qualifier (2004, 2008)
    - ITU Age-Group World Champion (2002)
    - USAT Age-Group National Champion (2001)

  • Description:

    Before I was a professional triathlete, I was... a student at OU Medical Center.  I received my Medical Degree in May of 2006.

    Describe your introduction to triathlon. I grew up in a family of swimmers and in the summers we would dabble in Ironkids races for fun.  I remember going to the National Championships at SeaWorld, it was the coolest thing ever!  After I turned 14, I was too 'old' for Ironkids, so that was the end of triathlon...until I started medical school.  Some triathletes up at the gym saw me swimming and told me I should do a triathlon.  I was very resistant to the idea but finally gave in and did a super sprint race (300yd pool swim, 10mi bike, 2mi run) in Bixby, OK and loved it.  I was hooked!

    Who has influenced your triathlon career the most/and how? My first triathlon coach was Mike Pigg.  He had a huge influence on steering me in the right direction and gave me so much great advice.   He always said I could learn from all his mistakes, so I wouldn't have to make the same ones.  I have definitely made my own mistakes along the way, but he certainly made sure I bypassed a few.  He also shared with me his passion for the sport.

    Which event do you most look forward to each year and why? The Brookhaven 10K in Oklahoma...it's where I met my husband.  Each year we do a race together to celebrate!

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  • Image by: Kurt Hoy

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