Haley Chura – A Former University of Georgia Swimmer Making a Splash in the World of Triathlon

Haley Chura didn’t dream of becoming a professional triathlete when she was a collegiate swimmer at the University of Georgia. Far from it, she dreamed of life as an accountant.

After graduating from UGA, Haley went on to work for an accounting firm in Atlanta. It was her boss who challenged her to start running with him. She ran her first marathon with him and beat him by a minute. This led her to join the Master’s Team at Dynamo Multisport and beginning to race triathlon.

After a few years and a lot of racing, Haley ended up quitting her job to become a pro triathlete.

Haley’s journey as a pro has been full of ups and downs and valuable lessons. She was hit by a car while training in the North Georgia Mountains and the aftermath of the accident eventually led her to relocate to Montana. Get the full story

Haley’s seen some big success on the Ironman and 70.3 circuits, winning Ironman Brazil and placing in the top 10 at the 70.3 World Championship and she’s now using her platform to influence women in sport as the host of the Ironwomen Podcast.

Haley is down to earth and a ton of fun and a self-proclaimed great talker (we agree!). We think you’ll enjoy our interview with her as much as we did!

On a final note, this podcast is being released on the same day her alma mater, the University of Georgia is playing in the National Championship Football Game! Go Dawgs!

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