Lesley Smith is a professional triathlete and coach currently residing in the triathlon rich community of Boulder, Colorado.  She was born in Iowa City, Iowa and grew up participating in various sports, though in high school she found exceptional success as a distance runner. She then competed on the track and cross country team at the University of Missouri (for two years) and earned a Bachelor of Journalism. After a lengthy break from endurance sports while based in Austin, Texas working in the event management industry, she joined a triathlon group and the sport has been a part of her life ever since.

Lesley's move to Boulder in 2014 was a catalyst for a higher level of commitment as a professional triathlete, and while consistently competing at the top level of long-course racing, she has posted 13 podium finishes in the past five seasons. In the fall of 2017 she made her 140.6 distance debut, and in 2018 she qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Through coaching age group triathletes, she is able to share with others the positive impact an active lifestyle has had in her life. 


Lesley uses the 'Rocket' Fuel combination of Base products in training and racing, and her go to blend is Peach Mango Hydro, Strawberry Aminos and Base salt