Meet Isabella and Ciara Stockeland

Swimming since she was 4 years old, Isabella moved to the sport of triathlon at the age of 16. After watching her dad compete in his first Ironman race (IM Tulsa), she decided to begin training for endurance triathlon with the goal of competing in Ironman as soon as she turned 18. Isabella competed in Ironman 70.3 Honu and Ironman Coeur dā€™Alene as soon as she turned 18 and earned podium spots at both races,Ā securingĀ her a place at Ironman World Championships in Kona. She is currently focusing on the 70.3 and Olympic distance as she trains for USAt World Championships in Spain and Ironman 70.3 World Championships in New Zealand.

With no sports background, Ciara first started running in her mid 30's. After trying her hand at a couple sprint triathlons, she settled into short distance running and triathlon until she, too, was inspired by her husband, Jim's Ironman Tulsa event. Ciara switched gears from training for a fast 5k to training for her first Ironman, and within 16 weeks of the decision completed Ironman Texas. She has since competed in IM Alaska, IM Texas (for a second time) and Ironman World Championships Kona where she competed alongside Isabella. She is currently training for Ironman 70.3 World Championships in New Zealand where she and Bella will again compete as a mother-daughter duo.