Katie Malone

30 Time Ironman and Triathlon Coach

Katie has been involved in triathlon for over 25 years, as an age-grouper, professional triathlete, and coach. With a strong background in swim and run coaching, Katie is fully committed to helping athletes achieve their goals, helping beginners gain a foothold in the sport and rise up through the ranks and Ironman athletes achieve their race potential.  Katie has coached hundreds of athletes from their first sprint race to the first Ironman finish. All training plans are custom-built for the individual athlete and have yielded consistent results for all levels of athletes over her 15 years of coaching.

As a member of LifeSport Coaching, Katie’s services include private and group coaching (both locally and remote), nutrition, mental skills and run and swim analysis. Katie also runs camps when conditions allow.

  • 30+ years of racing experience
  • 20 years of coaching
  • Level 1 USA Triathlon Coaching Certification
  • Level 3 USA Cycling Coach
  • Personal Trainer for Gold’s Gym
  • Professional/Elite triathlete
  • 2x Ironman World Championships Qualifier
  • 30 Time Ironman
  • 2006 SC Triathlon Series Overall Winner
  • 2002-2020 All American Triathlete
  • Collegiate NCAA, All-Conference runner
“I moved from New Jersey to North Carolina with I was 11. I didn’t have any siblings, but I did have a pony and a bike. The freedom and independence I learned on the backs of both of these steeds gave me the confidence to develop into a professional triathlete.  The same trails I once explored on horseback care the same trails I run today. I’ve always loved the water. In high school, my father built a boathouse in Lake Lanier in Tryon, NC which is where I still swim today. I ran track and cross country in high school and college, which included a stint as an exchange student in Germany. After graduating from USC and before I started coaching I had a good desk job, but I hated not being outside. Fifteen years ago I followed my heart and quit my job working for an engineering company to pursue coaching full time. I’ve never looked back.”

Katie is a two-time qualifier for the Ironman World Championships in Kona and a 25-time Ironman finisher.  Her commitment to her community led to her creating and leading multiple programs for the Greenville Triathlon Club. In 2021, Katie joined forces with LifeSport Coaching to enhance her offerings for her athletes and join a larger coaching network. You can read more about Katie at LifeSport Coaching here.