(September 10, 1947 - living) U.S.A.
Athlete, Author, Speaker, Entreprenuer
Sally Edwards is one of the pioneers in the Olympic sport of triathlon. Sally resides in Sacramento, California. Edwards has helped to organize both the national and international governing body for the sport triathlon and was just inducted into the Triathlon Hall of Fame. She also wrote the first book on triathlon, and 6 subsequent books on the sport.
Sally as an entrepreneur, has founded six companies including: "Upbeat Workouts", the new iPhone App that matches your music to your steps for runners, walkers, cyclists - "ZONING Fitness", a patented and branded cardio exercise program using the Blink flashing zones heart rate monitor - "Fleet Feet Sports", a chain of franchise retail sports stores - "Yuba Snowshoes", sports-performance snowshoes - "Heart Zones USA", an international fitness and health training and education company - "The
She is also a professional motivational speaker, who has advised thousands on how to run a successful business and on how to find and live the fitness lifestyle.
Sally has completed over 150 races including more than 75 Danskin Triathlons and 16 Ironman Triathlons. She is a former holder of the master's world record in the Ironman, and the national spokesperson for the Danskin series of women-only sprint triathlons. Her background in multi-sport competition is extensive. She has won the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the 100 mile Iditashoe Snowshoe Race, Race Across America Relay division, and numerous marathons.
She was a member four times of the winning two-woman team in the Ride and Tie championship for team of two humans alternately running and riding an equine partner over a difficult 35-40 mile trail. Her partner in 1987 was Gabriela Anderson-Scheiss who represented Switzerland in 1984 running the first Olympics woman's marathon. She has also participated in adventure races around the world.
Sally is currently represented by The Buzz Truitt Group, Vancouver, Washington. Today, she uses her passion for getting America fit to lead The Sally Edwards Company, a media company dedicated to uncommonly vibrant lifestyles, and Heart Zones USA , an international training, education, and coaching company. She is an example of what she teaches - living an active healthy lifestyle in Sacramento, California.
Sources: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia & https://www.velopress.com/ & http://thesallyedwardscompany.com/