Olivia Dietzel

Meet Olivia Dietzel

Olivia (Liv) was born and raised in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. She discovered her love for endurance sports when her high school gym teacher convinced her to give running a try. Deemed “not worth investing in” by her track coach, she didn’t pursue running at the collegiate level. After college, she took up cycling as a father-daughter bonding opportunity. Liv signed up for her first Ironman in 2019 as a fundraiser for brain cancer research in honor of her father, who was battling glioblastoma (GBM). After finishing that “one-and-done” Ironman she was hooked. Losing her father in 2020, Liv now had a powerful “why” for racing and got serious about training in 2021. She progressed quickly, being on several Ironman age group podiums, qualifying for 70.3 and Ironman World Championships, and being female champion at Ironman 70.3 Michigan. In 2022, she placed 4th in her age group at the 2021 Ironman World Championships and qualified for her pro license. Liv looks forward to her first pro season in 2023, where she will search for her true potential while continuing to raise money and awareness for GBM research. No matter where her triathlon career takes her, she will never forget her “why” and will always race in honor of her father, her biggest fan.

2021 Ironman 70.3 Michigan Champion

2022 highlights

2022 Patagonman Xtri - 6th overall female (including pros)

2022 Ironman Alaska - 4th overall female, 1st AG (F25-29), fastest female run split

2021 Ironman World Championship - 4th AG (F25-29)

2022 Ironman World Championship - 35th AG (F25-29) after 7 weeks no running (stress fracture) and getting covid the day before the race

2022 Ironman Des Moines - 14th overall, 3rd AG (F25-29)

Open 5K PR of 17:27 during a sprint distance triathlon

Open 10K PR of 37:09 during an Olympic distance triathlon 8.2 mile swim around Mackinac Island

career highlights

2021 Ironman 70.3 Michigan Female Champion

2x Ironman World Championship Finisher 

1x Ironman 70.3 World Championship Finisher (2x qualifier) 

ITU Age Group World Championship/Team USA Qualifier (Olympic Distance)

2021 USA Triathlon Age Group All American

Escape from Alcatraz Aquathlon Overall Female Champion

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon - 2nd AG, 9th overall AG female

2023 race Schedule

Clash Miami  70.3

Oceanside Ironman Texas

70.3 St. George

70.3 Chattanooga