Erika Ackerlund

professional Triathlete

Photo by Thomas Petr
Photo by Justin Diamond
Photo by Justin Diamond

MEDIA LINKS

Triathlon Trials and Training - Erika Ackerlund in Conversation with Ventum

IronWomen Podcast: Take the Leap with Erika Ackerlund (S13E27)

Triathlon NCAA National Champion Erika Ackerlund - The Endurance School Youtube Interview

Introducing Erika Ackerlund - Slowtwitch Monthly Article Series Written by Erika


BIO

Erika races on the World Triathlon circuit for USA Triathlon. She secured herself a place in the sport with her first top 10 World Triathlon Championship Series result at Hamburg 2021 and is ready to tackle many more races in search of becoming her best athlete.


During her freshman year of college, Erika found the University of Montana Triathlon Club. With little prior training experience but generous community support to obtain gear and travel to races, she quickly began winning collegiate races and earned her elite card. Having fallen in love with the diverse, adventurous nature of triathlon training, it soon became much more than just a college hobby. Her first elite win came at the 2017

Richmond Continental Cup. That's when Erika knew triathlon would be a big part of her future.


She has gone on to win more elite races, finish top 10 in world cups and WTCS events, and climb the world ranks in triathlon. As much as Erika's competitive spirit drives her, she absolutely lives for the long training days spent in nature. She loves the feeling of moving fast on her own two feet.


Currently, Erika moves every couple months seeking the best training locations. She flies to race so frequently she forgets what the room will look like when she opens her eyes in the morning. Erika's all in on living for sport and swimming, biking, and running the less travelled paths across the world.


STATS

Hometown - Helena, Montana, USA

College - University of Montana, BS Exercise Science,

Presidential Scholar, Summa Cum Laude

Volunteer - UM Biomechanics Laboratory Intern (2016-2017)

Work - livefeisty.com Intern (2020 - 2021),

slowtwitch written monthly articles (2022 - present)


First Collegiate Triathlon - Wildflower 2015

First Elite Win - Richmond Continental Cup 2017

Favorite Workout - long easy ride or run

Training Time - 20-25 hours of swim/bike/run per week

Favorite Road to Ride - Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park

Favorite Training Location - Park City, Utah + Victoria, British Columbia

Breakfast go-to - oatmeal !!

any inquiries please Contact through email link in header

  • Yokohama WTCS May 14 Japan
    15
  • Leeds WTCS June 11 UK
    26
  • Hamburg WTCS July 9 Germany
    14
  • Karlovy Vary World Cup Sept 11 Czech Republic
    18
  • Cagliari WTCS Oct 8 Italy
    20
  • Bermuda WTCS Nov 6 Bermuda
    14
  • Huatulco World Cup June 12 Mexico
    6
  • Long Beach Continental Cup July 18 USA
    5
  • Montreal WTCS Aug 13 Canada
    18
  • Karlovy Vary World Cup Sept 12 Czech Republic
    8
  • Hamburg WTCS Sept 18 Germany
    10
  • Abu Dhabi WTCS Nov 5 UAE
    15
  • Hamburg WTS (Elite World Championships) Sept 5 Germany
    14
  • Karlovy Vary World Cup Sept 13 Czech Republic
    13
  • Arzachena World Cup Oct 10 Italy
    12
  • Sarasota-Bradenton Continental Cup Mar 9 USA
    2
  • Monterrey American Continental Championships May 3 Mexico
    2
  • Monterrey CAMTRI American Championships Mixed Relay May 4 Mexico
    3
  • Cagliari World Cup May 18 Italy
    14
  • Tiszaujvaros World Cup July 14 Hungary
    17
  • U23 World Championships Aug 30 Lausanne, Switzerland
    8
  • Lima World Cup Nov 3 Peru
    18
  • Clermont Continental Cup March 3 USA
    1
  • Sarasota-Bradenton Continental Cup March 10 USA
    2
  • CAMTRI North American Championships Mixed Relay March 11 USA
    1
  • Richmond Continental Cup May 6 USA (1st U23 National Championships)
    1
  • Astana World Cup May 19 Kazakhstan
    10
  • Huatulco World Cup June 10 Mexico
    5
  • U23 World Championships Sept 14 Gold Coast, Australia
    5
  • U23/Junior World Championships Mixed Relay Sept 16 Gold Coast, Australia
    6
  • Tongyeong World Cup Oct 27 South Korea
    14
  • Miyazaki World Cup Nov 10 Japan
    8
  • Debut Elite Season
  • Sarasota Continental Cup March 11 USA
    11
  • Richmond CAMTRI May 7 USA
    1
  • West Des Moines Continental Cup June 17 Canada
    18
  • Ottawa Premium Continental Cup July 9 USA (3rd U23 National Championships)
    4
  • Richmond Continental Cup Oct 8 USA
    11
  • NCAA Women's Varsity National Championships 2016 Louisiana, USA
    1
  • Age Group National Championships, 20-24 2016 Nebraska, USA (10th Overall)
    1
  • Collegiate Club National Championships Omnium 2016 South Carolina, USA (2nd Draft- legal race, 3rd Non-draft race)
    1
  • Best in the West Collegiate Club Regional Championships 2016 Oregon, USA
    1
  • Wildflower Collegiate Club 2015 California, USA
    2
Photo by Justin Diamond, TheMagic5