Margo Pitts loves to coach and enjoys motivating others to reach their true potential. She believes that anything is possible with training, dedication, effort and commitment.
Margo is a strong advocate of exercise and fitness, which are powerful tools for building character, confidence and connections. A running injury in 1998 opened her eyes to the challenges and possibilities of Triathlon. It was a slow, painful start as a novice that developed into a tremendous passion for the sport. To her being strong means mental toughness, overcoming adversity and effective training.
Over the last 21 years Margo has competed in a diverse set of race experiences across numerous competitive environments. From 5K’s to marathons to on-road triathlons to off-road Xterra races, she enjoys the camaraderie and physical challenges these events offer. To her being fast means building experience through stimulation, efficiency, tenacity and acceleration.
The diversity of Margo’s experience has given her a unique perspective on the world of racing and taught her the value of stepping out of the box and taking on new challenges. She has been blessed with a number of dedicated coaches who have inspired and prepared her for a coaching career. Over the last 10 years she has coached all levels of athletes and race distances ranging from sprint to Ironman. To her being ready means setting goals, effective preparation, accountability and feedback.
Every athlete is unique. Margo finds that all of her athletes have a desire to be stronger, faster and better prepared for their next race, but also have individual areas of improvement they need to focus on too.
Ironman Certified Coach
USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach
Triathlon & Cycling Experience
Many Triathlon Age Group wins and Podium finishes
Completed - All distances on and off road triathlons
2018 Off-Road Xterra Pan American & National AG Champion
2018 Off-Road Xterra AG Regional Champion
2018 Off-Road Xterra World Championship qualifier
2017 Off-Road Xterra 2nd place AG World Champion
2017 Off-Road Xterra 2nd place AG Pan American & National Champion
2017 Off-Road Xterra AG Regional Champion
2016 Off-Road Xterra 2nd place AG World Champion
2016 Off-Road Xterra Pan American & National AG Champion
2016 Off-Road Xterra AG Regional Champion
2015 Off-Road Xterra 3rd place AG World Champion
2015 Off-Road Xterra 2nd place AG National Champion
2015 Off-Road Xterra AG Regional Champion
2015 USAT Off-Road Xterra AG National Champion - Pelham, Alabama
USAT Off-Road All American 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
USAT Honorable Mention 2010
2013 Ironman All World Athlete for being in the top 5% of the female 45-49 Age Group
3x Ironman Finisher
North American Championship Mont Tremblant Ironman
W45-49 AG: 15th (PR 11:54)
Leadville 100 mile Mountain Bike Race - Belt Buckle winner 2011, 2012
2010 4th place AG finisher at Xterra Off Road Triathlon US Nationals
2010 and 2011 Back to back Top 10 AG finish at Xterra World Championship in Maui
2010 and 2011 2nd place AG finish 63 mile Mountain Bike Race - Off Road Assault on Mount Mitchell (ORAMM)
2008 197 mile Run - Hood to Coast Relay 24:52 finish 7:34 pace
Meredith College, BS, 1989
Sales Associate Inside Out Sports-Triathlon Shop (2010-2015)
Head Coach - Duke University Triathlon Club (2013-2019)
Coach – Fast Forward Triathlon (2011-2014)
Founder & Coach - Dream Big Youth Triathlon Camp (2012, 2013, 2014)
Coach - Girls on the Run (2014, 2016, 2020)