Nancy Lyon-Stadler

About Nancy: I am a mom, a civil engineer, a triathlete and a veteran. Being a triathlete is an integral part of who I am, and has been since 1989. I love how sport integrates into life. As a traffic engineer, many of my projects include planning, design and construction of multimodal projects (bike/pedestrian/transit), allowing me to integrate what I do for fun with my technical expertise - I love the days when I get to ride a bike and call it work! My two teenage boys are athletes and we capitalize on opportunities to train together. Balancing training with life is a challenge, but I take a holistic approach and remember that I do all this for fun!

Sport Discipline: Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike

Most memorable moment in your multisport career: In 2015, my boys accompanied me to the ITU Grand Final in Chicago. In addition to the world championship race, Ben (then 17) and I competed in the Open Age Group sprint triathlon. By a stroke of luck, my wave was right behind Ben’s wave so we were together through the pens, saw each other multiple times during the race, and celebrated together at the finish. It was a fantastic race experience and one that changed triathlon for both of us. Ben had done triathlons since he was little, but never really actually trained. This race changed that. We train together regularly, share ideas on training, nutrition, and everything in between, and Ben now competes as a member of the Virginia Tech triathlon club. That one epic event has had such a positive and ongoing impact on our lives.

Sport Career Highlights: USA Triathlon Team USA (2017 ITU Rotterdam, 2016 ITU Cozumel, 2015 ITU Chicago, 2013 ITU London)
USA Triathlon National Championship (2017 Sprint, Olympic, Aquabike; 2016 Sprint, Olympic; 2015, 2014)
Multiple local and regional triathlons
Started track bicycling at the Cleveland Velodrome in 2015 and am a current member of the board
Bike escort for hand cyclists (para-athletes) in PGH and CLE Marathons
First Triathlon: 1989 Seoul International Triathlon, Seoul, Korea