Coach Spotlight on USA Triathlete Courtney Culligan

Triathlon Radically Changed My Self-Esteem — And Now I’m Sharing That with Others

We’re so excited that Girls on the Run coach and superstar Courtney Culligan is a featured USA Triathlete!

I became a Girls on the Run (GOTR) coach because it is everything I ever wanted and needed as a young girl myself. I struggled for over a decade with eating disorders, depression and anxiety. Most of these feeling stemmed from something deep down inside me that did not feel good enough. I did not believe myself to be special, brave, independent or successful.  I strongly believe that GOTR is a program that would have saved me from those years of loneliness and isolation. When I first heard about the GOTR program, I knew immediately that I wanted to become a coach and help support girls in my community as they worked through these challenging and confusing years. I am constantly inspired by the girls whom I coach. It is rewarding in every way and I am thrilled to be able to share personal experiences with them in the hopes of inspiring them to reach for their dreams. Plus, as the mother of three sons, it gives me much needed girl time!” – Courtney Culligan

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