About me

* Hometown: Anchorage, AK

* Resides: Park City, Utah

* College: University of Nevada, Reno (UNR.)

* Years Elite: 3

* Final 2010 XTERRA USA Pro Series ranking: 4th (2nd American)

* Web Site: www.emmagarrard.com Twitter: Emma_Garrard

Personal

Born in Alexandria, Scotland — spent childhood in Jakarta, Indonesia; moved to the U.S. (Texas) at age 11. Was introduced to sports like field hockey, soccer, tennis and surfing at a young age thanks to parents and older brother; graduated with honors from the University of Nevada, Reno (photography, journalism) Worked fulltime as a photojournalist before turning pro…Enjoys being outdoors with my border collie and training partner, Kip, discovering new trails… Coaches an Elite Junior Nordic program in Utah, teaches Nordic skiing and Computrainer classes in Park City.

Athletic Background

Competed in cross-country running, Nordic skiing, soccer, tennis and track at Robert Service High School in Anchorage. Competed in Junior Olympics for Nordic skiing.

Competed in NCAA Division I cross-country running, cross-country skiing and track and field at UNR. Was All-American in cross-country skiing and school record-holder for the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Competed at World University Games three times in cross-country skiing.

Triathlon Background

Did my first triathlon at age 14 using a mountain bike in a sprint road triathlon, guess XTERRA was just meant to be …Competed in my first XTERRA race in 2006 and won the 2007 XTERRA USA amateur championships …Started racing pro in 2008 and finished 4th in the XTERRA US Pro Series and 10th at the XTERRA World Championships in 2010. Started off 2011 on the right track winning the USA Winter Triathlon National Championships under the guidance of my coach Jim Vance.

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