Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
Resides: Oak Park, Ill.
College: University of Colorado, Boulder
Birthdate: Feb. 1, 1981
Birthplace: Bellevue, Wash.
Triathlon Career: Member of the 2010 USA Paratriathlon National Team • Placed first in the TRI-2 category at the 2010 ITU Paratriathlon World Championship in Budapest • Runner-up in the TRI-2 category at the 2010 USA Paratriathlon National Championship • Won her division at the 2009 Chicago Triathlon, her first Olympic-distance event.
Athletic Background: Member of Team USA as a swimmer at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics • Competed in gymnastics, track and diving while growing up.
Personal: Parents are Dave and Marlene Hoffman • Was the first female American soldier in history to lose a limb in active combat and was the first Iraq War veteran to compete in the Paralympic Games as a swimmer in 2008 • Was one of four athletes featured in a documentary called “Warrior Champions” • Recently completed her residency in prosthetics where she fit other amputees with prosthetic devices • Became involved with triathlon following the Beijing Paralympics because she enjoyed the variety that it gave her • She has learned to love all three sports and is looking forward to seeing where the sport will take her.