Coach Siri Lindley Talks Life and Career in “Surfacing”

If you’ve been around triathlon for a few years, you’ve probably heard of Siri Lindley. The 2001 ITU World Champion and #1 ranked female triathlete-turned coach to such notables at Mirinda Carfrae, Sarah True and Mary Beth Ellis has just released her biography “Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly.”

She’s a 2016 inductee to USA Triathlon’s Hall of Fame and a 2014 inductee to the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Hall of Fame.


We talk about her life and career, including:

  • The role athletics played to provide structure in an at-times tumultuous childhood
  • Her collegiate background in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse
  • The humble and humorous beginnings of her triathlon career
  • The approach of her coaches and how they helped her discover her best athletic self
  • Her 2001 streak of wins and the ITU championship
  • Her transition into coaching and how her coaches shaped her approach with her athletes


Surfacing by Siri Lindley

Buy “Surfacing” from:

Show Music

Intro Music Jazzhar “1000 Miles”

Bumper Music Ars Sonor “Good Riddance

Bumper Music Lee Rosevere “Credit Roll”

Close Music by Brandon Liew “Fight”

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