While in college, Sarah competed in cross-country and track at the University of Tulsa. She has a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics.
Sarah grew up in St. Louis, MO and began swimming at a very young age. She swam on the Parkway Swim Club for nine years and ran cross country and track in high school. Sarah was a Missouri high school state champion in cross country and swimming, while attending Parkway South High School.
From 2000-2004, Sarah coached 150 swimmers ages 4-18 during the summer months. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and coaching children and adults of all ages about the benefits of health and exercise, as well as teaching the skills of swimming, biking and running.
From 2003 through 2004, Sarah taught students in grades K-5th health education at Hanna Woods Elementary School.
In December of 2006, Sarah married Nathan Kortuem, who is now her current coach and training partner. Sarah and Nathan reside in Clermont, Florida, but spend many weeks of the year traveling around the world racing and training.
Sarah enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, many of whom live in Missouri and Minnesota. She enjoys watching movies and reading books, especially while traveling. Sarah and Nate have six nieces and four nephews all seven and under and love to spend time with them.
- 29 Professional Wins
- 2004 U23 National Champion
- 2005 Los Angeles Triathlon Champion first Pro win.
- 2006 US National Champion
- 2007 Pan American Games Silver Medal
- 2008 Silver Medal at the ITU World Championships
- 2008 Beijing Olympic Team Member, 11th place
- 2009 Race To The Toyota Cup Series Champion
- 4x Winner St. Anthony’s, LifeTime Fitness, and Chicago Triathlons
- 2011/2012 Race To The Toyota Cup Series Champion
- 2011 Pan American Games Gold Medal
Currently, Sarah is taking to year off racing and expecting her first child in July 2013.
A FEW FAVORITES
Fartlek Run on a trail
Car: Toyota Camry Hybrid
Computrainer by Racer Mate and TYR Swimming Parka for the cold mornings at the Pool!
Bikes: For the Dirt Fuji SLM 1.0, For the Road Fuji SST, To go fast Fuji D-6
Powermeter: Quarq Cinco on Rotor 3d Cranks and Chain Rings
Wheels: Zipp Zed Tech 404 for ITU races, Zipp Zed Tech Sub-9 and Zed Tech 808 to cheat the wind.
MISSION face moisturizer, MissionAthlete Cooling Towel
Wetsuit: TYR Hurricane Category 5
Training fuel: peanut butter/banana/honey sandwich
Sweet Potatoes….and Almond Butter, or anything Nate cooks.
mint chocolate chip ice cream
The Twilight Sagas
Modern Family/ Sound of Music