Lisa Becharas


Home Base: Boulder, CO

Birthday: February 20th

Lisa grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, before heading to college at DePauw University to run cross country and track. After college, she spent five and a half years coaching Collegiate cross country and Track and Field at Illinois, Wesleyan University while receiving her Masters degree in biomechanics.

While coaching she helped capture a team NCAA National Championship and coached 2 individual National Champions and 9 All-Americans. In her coaching years, Lisa discovered triathlon and fell in love with the process of improvement. In December 2017, Lisa left a job she loved and moved to Boulder, Colorado to chase her dream of competing as a professional triathlete. After an injury setback in 2019, and surgery in early 2020, Lisa has started to climb the rankings.

Lisa focuses on the 70.3 distance and in 2022 she is excited to dip her toes in the off-road triathlon scene. She is on a mission to make the most of her years as a competitive athlete and hopes to inspire others to take chances, go all-in on their dreams, and most importantly have the time of their life creating meaningful relationships with the community!


Helped coach a team NCAA National championship in track and field

Qualified for the 2020 PTO championships after undergoing surgery earlier in the year

Finished 65th in the PTO 2021 world rankings

What is your favorite Speed Hound product?

"Pro recovery system hip attachments - I throw them on any chance I have between and after workouts! I also love to use them after I do strength!"

Q & A

  • Favorite way to cross-train: Does riding my bike count as cross training?!

  • If you have an extra day every week, how would you spend it? Napping, riding my bike, and learning how to cook!

  • Inspiration/mantra when the going gets tough: You don't have to, you get to.
  • Best book you’ve read recently: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

  • Describe yourself in three words: golden retriever puppy