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 or incredibly out of breath QOM chasing in the Santa Monica mountains. Going after Strava QOMs has been my competitive outlet in the past year. I’ve taken over 1,000 QOMs in the Los Angeles area.