Katie Spotz is an endurance athlete, world-record holder, and safe water activist. She's cycled across America (twice!), run across deserts, swam a 325-mile river, and became the youngest ever to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Her most recent challenges include 4 Ironman triathlons, winning the Cleveland Triathlon, cycling the Tour of New Zealand, and 100-mile runs. Her challenges are inspired by the ability to help others along the way. To date, Katie has raised $275,000 for clean water projects around the world through endurance challenges.
Birth Location: Cleveland, OH (the land of champions!)
Current Residence: Cleveland, OH
Years Racing: 5 years
Strengths on the course: The longer the distances, the better I do in triathlon or running races
Goals for 2017: Three 100-mile races with placement in top 10 for first race, top 5 for next, and top 3 overall female for the last 100-miler. Re-qualify for Boston Marathon.
Nickname: Energizer Bunny
Family Status: Single but proud French Bulldog momma
Favorite Race Moment: Finishline during my first Ironman triathlon in 2013 and having family and friends there to celebrate
Favorite Pre-Race Meal: Oatmeal with peanut butter
Favorite Post-Race Food: Big Mac! But usually I am too nauseous to want to eat!
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: Listening to TED Talks feeds my curiosity, trampoline dodgeball, and doing random acts of kindness/silliness
Job: Champter Impact Lead at nonprofit "Because I said I would"
Favorite Food: Dark Chocolate and Watermelon
Favorite Snapple Product: Snapple Green Tea