Adventures of High Viz Iz
D1 soccer player, turned equity sales trader in NYC, turned MBA student, turned pro triathlete, turned privateer off-road racer for Canyon, Panaracer, and others. Usually spotted wearing orange.
About Isabel King
I started my athletic career as a D1 soccer player at Columbia University. I finished senior year as captain, with first-team all-Ivy league honors and the Ali Ahern MVP award. After graduation I joined UBS on the equity trading floor where I worked for 4 years before deciding to go back to business school. In the summer before starting at UCLA Anderson, I signed up for a triathlon and discovered a whole new world of endurance athletics. I continued to train while getting my MBA and qualified to compete as a pro triathlete in my 3rd 70.3 Ironman race.
After finishing my MBA, I decided to temporarily shelve plans to work in fintech in order to compete as a professional triathlete. Unfortunately 2020 had alternative plans. “Keep your knees bent” is a mantra we grew up with in my family; always be ready for unexpected bumps and challenges. With races cancelled, I kept my knees bent and shifted my focus to use training for good, raising money for the UCLA health care workers and speaking out about social justice by partnering with Reggie Miller.
These days, I am usually spotted wearing some funky combination of bright orange, smiling, covered in dirt at a gravel race or out of breath QOM chasing in the Santa Monica mountains. Going after Strava QOMs was my competitive outlet in 2020. I took over 1,000 QOMs in the Los Angeles area. Thankful now to be testing myself and toeing the line with some of the fastest girls in the world.