Our Athletes

Mary Beth Ellis, 11-Time Ironman Champion and ITU Long Distance World Champion

10 time Ironman Champion Mary Beth Ellis Joins EnduroPacks team

Mary Beth Ellis is the 2015 ITU Long Distance World Champion and an 11-time Ironman Champion. Known in the triathlon world as the "honey badger", Mary Beth is the former American record holder at the Ironman distance. In 2011 and 2012, she was named U.S. Non-drafting Triathlete of the Year.

In her 2016 season, Mary Beth has already captured her 10th and 11th consecutive Ironman Championship victories, at Ironman Maastricht in July and Ironman Mont Tremblant in August. She now has her sights set on Kona where she finished 9th in the world in 2014.

Alexi Pappas, Olympian and Professional Runner with Nike Oregon Elite

Alexi is a professional runner with the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite in Eugene, Oregon and trains alongside Adriana Nelson and Olympian Deana Kastor at Mammoth Track Club.  Alexi competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics for Greece in the 10,000 meter event.

Alexi is also a writer, co-star, and producer of a new film, Tracktown the Movie, which premiered to audiences at the LA Film festival in June. 

David Wiswell, Co-Founder and Former Professional Cyclist 

David Wiswell, Founder of EnduroPacks"I created EnduroPacks to help athletes focus on their training. I know how easy it is to get bogged down researching sports nutrition. We did it for you, bringing you the essentials in their most effective and most convenient formats. Delivered to your doorstep."

David began his professional cycling career in 2001 with the Junior and Espoir U.S. National Teams. He went on to race throughout Europe for a number of professional cycling teams including Sakonnet Technology, Nerac, and the Yawadoo-ABM-TV Vlaanderen Cycling Team. 

David received his Bachelor's degree from Columbia University and went on to win a Collegiate National Championship medal for the school. David received his MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

Adriana Nelson, Professional Runner and Co-Founder of Roll Recovery

 Professional Runner, Adriana Nelson

Professional runner with Asics Running and Co-Founder of Roll-Recovery, Adriana is currently training and running with the Mammoth Track Club and Deana Kastor.  Adriana is a former runner up in the Chicago Marathon and 6th place finisher in the Berlin Marathon. Her marathon PR is 2:28 and half 1:09:57.

Nicole Schappert Tully, Professional Runner with NJ/NY Track Club

Nicole Tully of the NJ/NY Track Club

Hoka One runner with the NJ/NY Track Club and former Villanova standout, Nicole was the 5,000 meter U.S. Outdoor champion in 2015 and a 2015 World Championships qualifier. She recently competed in the U.S. Olympic trials. 

Derek Garcia, Professional Triathlete and Coach

Professional triathlete Derek Garcia

Derek is a professional triathlete, coach, husband and father to 3 young boys. After being diagnosed with testicular cancer early in his career, Derek has come back more determined then ever to become a successful professional triathlete. He recently finished top 20 in the season opening Ironman 70.3 Oceanside and top 10 at Ironman Canada in 2016.

Megan Lizotte, Professional Distance Runner and Trail Run Champion

Trail Run Champion Megan Lizotte

Megan is a professional distance runner and online running coach at www.hgrunning.com. She is a 5-time World Mountain Running Championships competitor, 2-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, 2011 USA Trail Marathon Champion and 2011 USATF Trail Series Champion. She also became the first American woman to win the prestigious Sierre Zinal Mountain Race in Switzerland and holds the current FKT for the Aspen-Snowmass 4 Passes Loop. 

Felipe Loureiro, Professional Triathlete and USAT Level I Coach

Breakaway Training Coach Felipe Loureiro

Felipe Loureiro has been successful in triathlon at all levels – from amateur to pro – accumulating over 26 years of experience in the sport and coaching. 

Felipe is a USA Triathlon Level I certified coach as well as a certified NCSF personal trainer. Felipe has raced in over 500 triathlons, finished over 180 running races, and competes professionally in all triathlon disciplines from sprint distance to Ironmans. He's the head coach at www.breakaway-training.com. 

Tara Welling, Professional Runner with Skechers Performance

Tara Welling

Tara Welling (formerly Erdmann) was a six-time All-American (two each in XC, indoor, and outdoor) and was named the Loyola Marymount University Female Athlete of the Year her final season. Following her collegiate career, Tara joined the Skechers Elite Team where she recently won the U.S. Half Marathon Championships in 2016. Tara competed in the 10,000 meter event in the U.S. Olympic trials.

Ashley Higginson, Professional Runner with NJ/NY Track Club

Ashley Higginson Saucony athlete with NJ/NY track club

Ashley is a professional runner for Saucony that trains with the NJ/NY Track Club. She was a 2013 World Outdoor Championships team member in the 3,000 meter Steeplechase and represented team USA at the Pan American Games in 2014.

Craig Lutz, Elite Distance Runner with NAZ Elite

NAZ Elite Craig Lutz

Craig Lutz is a 4-time All American with the University of Texas who now runs for the Hoka One One North Arizona Elite team under coach Ben Rosario. Craig recently won the USATF 10k Cross Country Championships in 2016. And in the off season he helps train young athletes at the Lutz Running Camp.

Tina Muir, Elite Distance Runner with Saucony Hurricanes

Tina arrived in the U.S. in 2007 to pursue her running career, spending five years at Ferris State University. She ended her collegiate career as an 11 time All-American Track and Field/Cross Country athlete. Tina most recently competed for Great Britain in the World Half Marathon Championships (PR 1:13), and finished the London Marathon with a PR of 2:37.

Guy East, Professional Cyclist

Guy East, Professional Cyclist

Guy has been a professional cyclist since 2008. He signed his first professional contract with Trek-Livestrong and has also ridden for the U.S. National Team and the U.S.-based Kelly Benefit Strategies professional cycling team. Guy now resides full time in Mexico and is involved with the charity 'More Than Sport'. When not training or racing, Guy helps those individuals in need around the villages of Tijuana, Mexico building homes and helping out in whatever way is needed. 

Kimber Mattox, Warrior Dash and XTerra Trail Run Champion

Kimber Mattox

Kimber is a professional athlete living in Eugene, Oregon and training with Team Run Eugene. Her diverse athletic background led her to run the steeplechase in track, and, more recently, to compete in trail and obstacle course racing.

Kimber has competed at USATF Nationals twice in the steeplechase event. In 2014, Kimber won both the Warrior Dash World Championship and the Xterra Trail Run World Championship, which she repeated in 2015. In addition to training, Kimber coaches Track and Cross Country at the University of Oregon.

Bria Wetsch, Elite Distance Runner with Asics America

Asics Running Elite, Bria Wetsch

Bria is a 5-time state HS champion and graduate of the University of Oregon. She currently runs professionally for the ASICS America running team and trains with the Mammoth Track Club under Deana Kastor. Bria qualified for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials in February by running a 2:42:33.