Episode 56: Lisa Keller Takes Up Space

Triathlete, stellar coach, and lifelong Alaskan Lisa Keller joins Hear Her Sports to talk about how sports gives power to women (The episode is worth listening to just for her bit on AA), how growing up in Alaska relates to Title IX, triathlon training, coaching women in prison, longevity in sports, rest, and taking up space.

As a kid, Lisa played lots of sports in leagues and in school as well as just being active in the wilderness around Anchorage. She now focuses on coaching through her company Multisport Training of Alaska and on competing in triathlons.

She is a past winner of the Gold Nugget Triathlon and the Eagle River Triathlon and is a two-time Alaska Triathlete of the Year and has achieved All-American status in USA Triathlon age group rankings.

In September this year she will compete at the seventy-point-three Ironman World Championships in Nice, France, followed up by seven-days cycling in Italy with friends. She’ll be practicing what she preaches about rest in the episode.

Lisa is one of the founding board members of the Alaska Run for Women, a women only race started in 1993 to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. In 2002 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and since then has won the survivor division of the run many times.

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:
🎤 Episode 43 with Collette Smith 1st African American coach in NFL, Listen Here.
🎤 Episode 33 with swim coach Noelle Singleton. Listen Here.
🎤 Episode 4 with Sara Tabert about the power in Alaska. Listen Here.
🎤 Episode 1. Hey, marathon season is coming up and Ruth Coffey’s voice will get you running. Listen Here.

Multisport Training of Alaska
Running Free Alaska
These Women Run Laps in the Prison Yard to Reclaim Their Power, Hailey Middlebrook, Runner’s World, 1.22.19
Running Behind Bars, Now This video about Running Free Alaska
Outdoor Explorer, on KSK Alaska Public Radio
Gold Nugget Triathlon
Alaska Run for Women, women’s only raising money and awareness of breast cancer
Ski for Women, largest all-women ski race in the nation
Bike for Women
Mountain Bike for Women
Lavaman Triathlon, Hawaii
70.3 Ironman World Championships 2019, Nice France promo video
NBC coverage of Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins winning gold in the cross country women's team sprint. They became the first U.S. women to win a cross-country medal and the first U.S. athletes to win a gold in cross-country, ending Team USA's decades-long drought in the sport. I could watch this video 100 times.