Ironman World Champion and Passionate Mother
Chelsea Sodaro grew up in Davis, California — Bike City, USA. She swam, biked, danced, and played competitive soccer as a young kid. In high school, Chelsea discovered an affinity for running and began competing in cross country and track. After a successful high school track campaign, she was recruited by several top Division 1 programs and decided to take her talents to UC Berkeley. During her senior year she became a Four Time All-American. She was the captain of the cross country team and helped lead the Golden Bears to their first appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in thirty years.
Chelsea has big racing ambitions — she aims to contend at the very pointiest end in every race that she enters. Her ultimate goal is to reach maximize her talent and reach her potential in triathlon. In the meantime, she’s committed to the process of becoming a master on the bike and improving her open water swimming. With her running background, Chelsea is confident that she has what it takes on the run if she’s able to put herself in position when it matters most.
In only her 4th 70.3, Chelsea placed 4th and as the top American at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France and is considered one of the biggest up-and-comers in the sport.
Chelsea is actively immersed in her local triathlon community, volunteering with IronKids at many of her races as well as working and with local track programs in the Bay Area. She is committed to spreading the word about the importance of
sport and movement.
Chelsea loves the process and all of the details that go into showing up at her best on the days when it matters most. While she’s most inspired by the biggest stages in the sport, she’s equally passionate about pushing her own limits and finding out what’s possible every day in training.