Nicknames: The Iron(wo)Man powerhouse known as AM
Roots: Washington, PA
Occupation: Quality Engineer at Cook MyoSite Inc AND Assistant Triathlon Coach at Steel City Endurance
AM got into bicycling when a group of her running friends decided to enter a triathlon in 2007, leading her to purchase her very first road bike. She races for a Pittsburgh Team called Steel City Endurance and has 5 bikes in her arsenal, including road, time trial, cyclocross and mountain. Safe to say, she’s hooked.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, AM now works as a Quality Engineer Manager at Cook MyoSite Inc which is developing and commercializing technology related to the collection, selection and expansion of human skeletal muscle cells to create a cell therapy product to treat a variety of muscle-related disorders
Moment of Triumph:
AM’s defining athletic achievement was finishing her first Ironman distance race, Ironman Louisville (2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) in 2010. She placed 38th out of 97 finishers in the 25-29 age group in 13hr:23min:21s.
She can’t live without her power meter.
AM loves traveling and has ventured to 14 countries, including a week-long bike tour around England and a 6-week backpacking trip through Europe. Next stop? Hopefully, Rome, Italy.
Can’t a girl be the Pittsburgh Pirate Parrot for one day? Just one day?
#NSNG! On the bike you can find Generation Ucan sports energy drink in her bottles for a quick pick me up.
Quote that Sticks:
From the infamous speed skater with a Disco Ball sitting on his trophy case, Apolo Anton Ohno:
“Others might remember winning or losing; I remember the journey.”
“The energy and enthusiasm of our team is infectious! I love hove excited everyone is about working together and doing something we love – cycling – to increase awareness of PH and raise funds for research to find a cure.”
You can also follow AM via twitter @AnneMarieAldrsn
Photo of AM courtesy of Jon Pratt. See more of his photos here.
Photo at top of page courtesy of Fred Jordan. See more of his photos here.