2011 Featured Athletes

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Amy Becker Williams AMY BECKER WILLIAMS has had a love affair with the outdoors ever since she can remember. Born into a family with a legacy of women fly fishers, Amy fostered a love for the male-dominated sport… more »
Beth Risdon BETH RISDON never considered herself a true runner until less than two years ago. A gymnast up to age 17, she became an avid cyclist in college and remained active through the following decades… more »
Harriet Anderson HARRIET ANDERSON is a triathlete who inspired us when her story, Enduring Beyond Barriers, was featured on the chi blog in May 2010. This past October, she completed her 19th Ironman World Championship… more »
Jessica Bellofatto JESSICA BELLOFATTO is not only a certified yoga teacher, but is a burgeoning triathlete, soon-to-be cycling coach, doula, business owner, and mother of two children. Known for her easy laughter… more »
Kristen Ulmer KRISTEN ULMER is a pioneer in the extreme sports world. Starting as a mogul skier on the US Ski Team, she later decided to leave the team to pursue a career jumping off cliffs and skiing you-fall-you-die… more »
Melissa Bowman Li MELISSA BOWMAN LI is an endurance athlete who’s truly passionate about heath and wellness. As a leading strength training professional and registered dietitian, she has helped hundreds of clients… more »
Michelle Sommers MICHELLE SOMMERS is an accomplished surf instructor who specializes in teaching women how to surf through individual lessons and weekend camps. An avid outdoor runner and cyclist… more »
Okiima Pickett OKIIMA PICKETT is a testament to how sheer determination and will can drive someone to do anything. An Information Security Specialist by day, a student and professional women’s football player… more »
Tina Vindum TINA VINDUM has parlayed her mastery of exercise physiology, her years of experience as a competitive athlete, and her love for nature into Outdoor Fitness, the first and foremost program of its kind… more »
Trish Downing TRISH DOWNING is a triathlete who is “redefining able” as the second female wheelchair racer (first female paraplegic) to complete an Iron distance triathlon. Growing up, she was a high school… more »