TRIATHLETE

Park City, UT


About

Emma Garrard is a professional triathlete focusing on off-road triathlon who lives in Park City, Utah. Emma is a 3x XTERRA US National Champion and placed 3rd at the World Championships in 2015. She is a proud mom of a 3-year-old son Torin who often crosses the finish line in hand. When not training racing Emma enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, whether it be mountain biking, skiing, camping and going to the park. She has a diverse sporting background including XC skiing, tennis, soccer and running. She also works as a Junior Nordic coach for Park City Nordic Ski Club.

The GU Moment

“I started eating GU Energy Gels before cross-country ski races in high school, and they have been a pre-race superstition ever since. There were far fewer flavors ‘back in the day’ I remember Just Plain, Chocolate, and Vanilla. Luckily I race for longer than 30 min now so I can enjoy them during a race also!”

Accomplishments

  • 2nd in 2014 XTERRA USA Pro Series
  • 4th 2014 XTERRA World Championships
  • 3rd at 2011 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
  • Having a natural childbirth!

Fun Fact

“I was fluent in Indonesian as a kid.”

Favorite GU Product

  • Salted Carmel Energy Gel
  • Watermelon Hydration Drink Mix
  • Chocolate Smoothie Recovery Drink Mix