Isabel “Iz” King didn’t have a traditional path to becoming a professional off-road cyclist. While sports were always a cornerstone of her life, she opted for the finance world and MBA’s.
King began her athletic career at Columbia University where she played D1 soccer. She finished out her college career as the team’s captain, first-time all-Ivy league honors, and the Ali Ahern MVP award. With all of those accolades and momentum it would surprise many to learn she traded that all in for the trading floor—that is the equity trading floor with UBS.
She found her way back to sports and discovered her love of endurance athletics in the summer before she went to business school at UCLA Anderson. She signed up for a triathlon and began training while she was getting her MBA, eventually qualifiying to compete as a pro-triathlete in her third 70.3 Ironman race.
The lure of cycling was too strong and Kind tabled her plans for post-grad work and decided to begin competing as a professional triathlete. However, not long after 2020 reared its ugly head and she was forced to reimagine her athletic career. She decided to put her training to good use and raised money for UCLA health care workers. Additionally, she partnered with Reggie Miller and began speaking out against social injustice.
These days, you can spot King lining up for the LifeTime Grand Prix races in her signature orange kits or QOM chasing in the Santa Monica mountains—always with a big smile on her face and a friendly hello.
CamelBak® is proud to support Iz and her infectiously happy attitude. Showcasing that you can push yourself to new limits and inspire others to attack challenges with a smile—proving fast is fun and friendly.