Rachel is a "small but mighty" third-year professional triathlete specializing in the 70.3 distance living in Boulder, CO who grew up in Texas.
She began swimming from a young age and has been competitive in sport since age 6. Competitive swimming stuck the most-swimming with her high school and college teams, but Rachel also picked up cross country running along the way and always had a love for running as well as swimming.
Her interest in triathlon began towards the end of high school around the time of her first of two shoulder surgeries. While she didn't get involved in triathlon until 2013, her junior year of college, she was hooked from the moment she started. After seeing success in shorter distances, she bumped up to the 70.3 distance and worked her way up to the professional ranks beginning in 2018.
Her swim sets her apart from the field, but thanks to her partnership with Kogel, her biking has improved greatly over the past 3 years! Learn more about Rachel on her Instagram: @raceolson and her YouTube Channel: Chasing Triathlon