Maria Kilgore is new to the triathlon world as of 2014 with two Ironmans and three half distances under her belt. She is accomplished in her racing having placed 12th and 11th in Ironman, 1st in her age group and 3rd female overall at Bayshore 70.4 and 2nd in her age group at Lifetime Tempe Tri and Mountain Man. She is currently an ambassador for Eagle Bicycles and XX2i Optics.
Prior to triathlons, Maria has always been a recreational runner to enjoy the company of friends. She really enjoys getting others excited about their goals and accomplishments and loves helping them get there. The root of her purpose stems from living a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle to honor those that inspire her to challenge herself and be the best version of herself.
Family, friends and #mugmoods are key in Maria’s journey to live a fun-filled and active life, while continuously pursuing adventure and helping and inspiring those around her. She wouldn’t have such passion and drive for triathlons if it wasn’t for her motivating coach and teammates of the Landis Tri Club.
Maria is pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. She is a Landis Tri Club Board member with a current focus on increasing membership to the club. She has recently become a USAT certified coach and has a passion working with new athletes like herself. She wants to coach athletes that ask lots of questions so that they can learn together what best suits her athletes.
Her philosophy in training includes a solid base in strength along with a mix of high intensity intervals and low heart rate training.