Hillary Biscay

Hillary Biscay is the Ultraman World Champion and the most prolific iron-distance competitor on the professional women's racing circuit, having completed over 60 Ironman triathlons. She's also a coach, plant-based athlete, blogger, and puppy mom.

She has 58 iron-distance finishes to date and often races ironmans on back-to-back weekends. In fact, she won her first ironman in 2008 at Ironman Wisconsin just a week after finishing a close 4th at Ironman Louisville. In 2006, Hillary set a standard in Ironman racing by becoming the first person to record six top-five Ironman finishes in one season. She now has 18 podium finishes and 30 top-5 finishes at the ironman distance to her name.

Initially Hillary worried that her vegan lifestyle and four-to-six-hour-a-day training regimen would leave her feeling hungry constantly, it actually had the opposite effect. "It made me a lighter, faster and stronger athlete," she said in an ESPNW interview in 2011. In 2010 she placed second in the Ultraman World Championships -- that's a 6.2-mile swim, 261.4-mile bike ride, and 52.4-mile run -- in Hawaii, with the fastest women's course debut in history.

Watch Hillary discuss what she eats in this Mind Body Green video. 
Read a 2011 ESPN interview by Amanda MacMillan.