Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa Godesky, triathlete, riding Dimond bike

Nickname: Nothing has ever stuck….

Date of Birth: 06/­13­/85

Hometown: Severna Park, MD

Residence: Charlottesville, VA

Occupation: Professional Triathlete & Coach

Racing (triathlon) since: 2006

Strengths on the course: Endurance, Hills

Favorite race: Ironman Louisville; Half distance ­ Challenge Quassy

Favorite pre­race meal: Steak and baked potato

Favorite post­race meal: Chocolate chip pancakes

Favorite post­race beverage: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA or a good Bloody Mary at brunch the next day!

Pre­race music: Taylor Swift

Accomplishments:

  • 1st Place Female 2014 Beach2Battleship 140.6
  • 4th Place Female Pro 2014 Challenge Atlantic City
  • 8th Place Female Pro 2014 Challenge Penticton
  • Over 40 ultramarathons finished, including three 100 mile races

PRs:

  • 140.6 ­ 9:22:57
  • 70.3 ­ 4:46:19
  • Marathon ­ 3:04:31
  • Half Marathon ­ 1:28:49

Long­term goals: Win an Ironman

I ride a Dimond because… When I made the decision to race as a professional, making the investment in the best tools available for me to swim, bike and run my fastest was part of the deal. It was a no­brainer for me when I discovered that the fastest and most comfortable bike out there is made in the US. Dimond is doing great things for the sport of triathlon and I’m thrilled to be a part.

Family status: Boyfriend and a cat ­­ it’s a full house :)

Hobbies outside triathlon: Hiking, trail running, checking out the endless vineyards and breweries that Charlottesville has to offer!

Favorite sports teams: JBaltimore Orioles, UVA Basketball

Next off the (personal, not athletic) bucket list: Catch up to the rest of the world in at least one popular TV show that I managed to miss. Entourage, Mad Men, Game of Thrones….I haven’t seen any!

Blog/twitter/website:­ alyssagodesky.com / @alyssagodesky