Amanda Wendorff is a professional triathlete and multisport coach.
A year-round swimmer since early childhood, Amanda was also an All-American runner in high school and competed in track at the NCAA Division I level, specializing in middle distance events. After a couple years plagued by injuries, Amanda hung up her track spikes and turned her focus to academics and career, where it remained for many years. In 2006, Amanda graduated from Harvard Law School, moved to Chicago, and then spent several years working round-the-clock at the top international law firms, leaving sports as a distant memory.
In 2010, looking for a social outlet from her demanding career and a way to lose some of the weight that had crept on over the years, Amanda began competing in triathlons. From relatively humble beginnings, Amanda steadily progressed through the age group ranks over the next few years. In 2014, she won her age group at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and was the overall amateur winner at Ironman Arizona. In 2015, she finished 3rd in her age group at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, taking home a coveted umeke bowl, and then decided to go all-in as a triathlete and take her pro card.
2016 was Amanda’s first season as a professional triathlete, and she showed remarkable consistency with eight Top-10 Finishes at 70.3 and Ironman events, and 5th place finishes at both Ironman 70.3 Austin and Ironman Mont-Tremblant. For 2017, the focus was championship racing. This included top 15 finishes in both Ironman 70.3 Latin and European Championships as well as a 29th place in the world at the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.
In 2018, Amanda intends to continue competing around the globe, with the primary goal of qualifying for the 70.3 World Championships along with coaching her large athlete base, hosting camps, seminars/clinics and speaking to triathlon clubs nationwide.
If you are interested in a partnership, coaching, guest speaking or have any questions you can reach Amanda via email at firstname.lastname@example.org