About Me

Fiona Martin triathlete

Background

Fiona is a competitive age group triathlete (DOB: 9/10/1982) who resides close to Columbia in Lugoff, SC. She is driven to “always to her best”, which translates into her drive to compete at the highest level in triathlon, her decision to convert to a whole foods, plant-based diet (vegan), doing her part for the environment by growing her own food and reducing her consumer waste, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and praising and promoting strong women near and far. Outside of triathlon, Fiona runs her own digital marketing consulting firm, FGM Internet Marketing. Fiona’s time on the podium puts her front and center at many events in South Carolina, Georgia, and further afield, and she’d love the opportunity to use and promote brands that align with these values. Fiona and husband Lance also travel abroad to compete, visiting Havana, Cuba in 2017 for the Gran Fondo Tour de Cuba; Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015 for the Edinburgh Half Marathon; and Lausanne, Switzerland in Aug/Sep 2019 to represent Team USA in the ITU Age Group World Championships.

Ambassador for:
Mg12 – visit www.mg12.com and use promo code FIONA for a discount
Amrita – visit www.amritahealthfoods.com for healthy, plantbased protein bars and snacks

Race Highlights 2015-2019

2019

  • 4/14 – IRONMAN Florida 70.3 – 10th in AG, 35th female, 4th fastest bike split in AG
  • 5/4 – Tour de Camden 100km ride – 1st female finisher, 100km PR (3:00:10)
  • 5/19 – IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3 (shortened swim) – 20th in AG (PR: 5:08:10), bike split PR (2:39:32)
  • 5/25 – Lake Murray Triathlon (sprint) – 3rd Elite Female, 5th Overall Female
  • 7/20 – Tri the Swamp Rabbit (sprint) – 2nd Elite Female, 2nd Overall Female
  • 7/27 – Clemson Triathlon (sprinternational) – 1st Elite Female, 2nd Overall Female, SC State Championship Runner Up
  • 8/10 – USAT Age Group National Championships – Standard Distance (swim shortened to 750m) – 2:15:26, 38th in AG
  • 9/1 – ITU Age Group World Championships – Standard Distance – 2:40:11, 28th in AG
  • 9/29 – IRONMAN Augusta 70.3 – 6th in AG, 49th female, run split PR (1:56:34), 70.3 PR (5:16:44)
  • 10/12 – The Dam Tri (sprinternational) – 2nd Elite Female, 4th Overall Female

Press/PR

  • “Celebrity Swimmer” at Subway Swim Day/Easterseals event to promote swimmer safety for autistic children. Interviewed by WOLO-ABC Columbia, 6/15/2019
  • Camden Chronicle-Independent “Swiss Mrs.” article, 6/25/2019 https://www.chronicle-independent.com/sports/swiss-mrs/

Awards: USAT South Carolina State Champion Runner Up

2018

  • Run Hard Columbia Half Marathon – 2nd in AG, 17th Overall Female
  • IRONMAN Florida 70.3 – 19th in AG (PR: 5:25:07)
  • Tri the Midlands – 2nd Overall Female, fastest female bike split
  • Tour de Camden 100km ride – 1st female finisher
  • Mountains to Main Street Half Ironman – 1st Elite Female, 3rd Overall Female
  • Middle Tyger YMCA Triathlon – 2nd Overall Female
  • Hartwell Olympic Triathlon – 2nd Overall Female
  • Richard B Russell State Park Intermediate Triathlon – 1st in AG, 7th Overall Female (PR: 2:26:42)
  • USAT Age Group National Championships – Olympic – 21st in AG (qualified for Team USA)
  • Toughman SC Half Ironman – 3rd Overall Female
  • The Dam Tri – 3rd Overall Female, fastest female bike split
  • Fitness Zone Jingle Bell 5k – 1st in AG
  • Cold Winter’s Day 5k – 1st in AG

Press/PR

  • Co-hosted Start Something, Columbia on 100.7 The Point, triathlon mentioned, 7/31/2018
  • Listed in Elberton Star newspaper for triathlon win, 8/1/2018
  • Featured in COLAToday’s SodaCitizen on 8/28/2018
  • Featured in COLAToday’s lead story about female entrepreneurs, World Championship qualification also mentioned, 9/17/2018 https://colatoday.6amcity.com/soco-women-entrepreneurs/
  • Feature story in COLAToday “How to get triathlon ready in Columbia, by a champion triathlete.”, 10/29/2018 https://colatoday.6amcity.com/sc-triathlon/

Awards: Awarded “All American” status by USAT, 3rd Female 35-39 in South Carolina per USAT rankings, 3rd Elite Female in the South Carolina Triathlon Series (SCTS)

2017

  • Run for Her Life 5k – 1st in AG, 4th Overall Female
  • Run Hard Columbia Half Marathon – 6th in AG, 18th Overall Female (PR: 1:48:05)
  • Lake Murray Triathlon – 2nd Elite Female, 5th Overall Female
  • Middle Tyger YMCA Triathlon – 3rd Elite Female, 5th Overall Female
  • Tri the Midlands – 3rd Elite Female, 7th Overall Female
  • Tri the Swamp Rabbit – 4th Overall Female
  • Greenville Triathlon – 5th Overall Female
  • Toughman South Carolina Half Ironman – 3rd Elite Female, 7th Overall Female
  • The Dam Tri – 5th Elite Female
  • Gran Fondo Tour de Cuba – only American female competitor
  • Fitness Zone Jingle Bell 5k – 3rd Overall Female
  • Cold Winters Day 5k – 2nd in AG, 6th Overall Female (PR: 22:27)

 Awards: 3rd Elite Female in the South Carolina Triathlon Series (SCTS)

2016

  • Run Hard Columbia Half Marathon – 2nd in AG, 15th Overall Female
  • Lake Murray Gran Fondo – 1st Female Finisher
  • Downtown Columbia Triathlon – 3rd in AG, 7th Overall Female
  • Clinic Classic 5k – 1st in AG, 3rd Overall Female
  • Lake Murray Triathlon – 2nd in AG, 8th Overall Female
  • Mountains to Main Street Half Ironman – 2nd in AG, 16th Overall Female
  • Greenwood Triathlon (Olympic) – 1st in AG, 6th Overall Female
  • Tri the Midlands – 1st in AG, 5th Overall Female
  • Greenville Triathlon – 2nd in AG, 12th Overall Female
  • IRONMAN Augusta 70.3 – 22nd in AG
  • The Dam Tri – 2nd in AG, 10th Overall Female
  • Honda Runfest 10k – 1st in AG, 2nd Overall Female (PR: 48:22)

Awards: 3rd in 30-34 age group in the South Carolina Triathlon Series

2015

  • Columbia Downtown Triathlon – 1st in AG
  • Edinburgh Half Marathon
  • Tri the Midlands – 1st in AG
  • Tri the Swamp Rabbit – 3rd in AG
  • The Nation’s Triathlon – 10th in AG
  • Race to Read 5 Miler – 1st in AG
  • The Market Common Triathlon – 1st Overall Female
  • Colonial Cup 10k – 1st in AG, 4th Overall Female
  • Lexington Half Marathon – 3rd in AG
  • Jingle Bell 5k – 1st in AG, 4th Female Overall

Awards: 1st in 30-34 age group, 1st in Midlands in the South Carolina Triathlon Series