Michelle Faurot is a certified USA Triathlon coach, U.S. Masters Swimming Level 2 coach and League Cycling Instructor (LCI).
Endurance sports and the communities surrounding them have been a part of Michelle’s life since she was little. Competition has been both motivation and a way to share experiences with other athletes.
In 2015, Michelle and her all female team, Bike Like a Girl, set a new transcontinental record in the Race Across America (RAAM). With so much time in the saddle, she raced at USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals and earned multiple podium finishes over the next two years.
Swimming was Michelle’s first sport and she still trains with the Sierra Nevada Masters. She has competed at Masters Nationals several times with multiple top ten finishes.
Triathlon combines the sports Michelle loves, and she is an accomplished Olympic distance athlete, having qualified and competed for Team USA at the ITU World Masters Age Group competition several times. She’s raced distances from from sprint to Ironman. She has won the women’s overall spot in at the Pyramid Lake Triathlon for the last two years.
Along the way, she spent 25 years in business development at U.S.News and World Report and Newsweek, executive producing documentaries and developing strategic partnerships.
Michelle and her husband moved to Reno from the East Coast several years ago, and couldn’t be happier with the outdoor lifestyle they found here in the Great Basin and Lake Tahoe area.