Heather: 5x Ironman Champion - Spartan Masters World Champion 16' - Coach
Heather Gollnick is a dynamic personality who spent a decade as a professional triathlete winning 5 Ironman Titles and over 200 multisport events. Heather entered the OCR seen with a splash in 2016 winning the Spartan Masters World Championship and followed that up in 2017 & 2018 with another honor, “Female Masters Athlete of the Year” - as voted on by Mud Run Guide. At 49 years old Heather still races primarily in the Elite Wave and has finished in the top 3 numerous times thus far in 2019, winning back to back elite titles this June at Spartan Fayetteville.
Her athletic resume speaks for itself, but its her accomplishments off the course which make her unique. Heather owns her own company, Iron Edge Coaching Triathlon - OCR & Running in Lynchburg, VA. Heather is also the Head Mens & Women’s Triathlon Coach at Liberty University, in addition to remotely coaching a myriad of athletes across the country. She works with Yancy Camp as their dedicated Triathlon Coach, is a Spartan SGX Level I and Level II coach and Obstacle Specialty Class Instructor, is a published author, in demand motivational speaker and mother of three.
With all of her current activities, Heather has become a master of the work/play/ train life balance. She relates with athletes on a special level and has a unique way of connecting with those athletes who are trying to balance sport, jobs and family.
“I absolutely love the Better Than Coffee Bars. They give me fantastic energy for training and racing and they do not upset my stomach like many caffeine bars. I love that they are Gluten free and made without any preservatives or artificial ingredients! It’s important for me to put clean ingredients into my body to perform my best at work, with my family, and on the race course.”