My Journey

Joy Braun is a 8x Ironman triathlon finisher throughout the USA and Mexico. She has had many podium finishes in Sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons and 5K to half marathons. In 2011, Joy (aka Joyful Tri Girl) qualified for the Boston marathon. She is a USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach.

Her personal record for an Ironman finish time is 11:19. Prior to that, her personal best had been 11:28, achieved while recovering from a broken pelvic bone after a hit and run cycling accident. She dreamed it, so she did it! She has qualified for USA Triathlon National Championship seven times and participated in the Olympic-distance championship race in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2015.

Joyful Tri Girl has been coaching athletes for swim, bike, and run since 2015. While she enjoys all distances and abilities, she specializes in the newer athlete with big dreams. She is a huge believer in mental strength and also enjoying training and racing.

For additional information, including affordable monthly fees, contact Joy at

• 9-time Ironman triathlon finisher
• 7-time USA Triathlon national championship qualifier
• Boston Marathon qualifier
• USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach
• National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

Passionate about coaching athletes to conquer their goals!

Ironman Triathlon Races – 140.6 Miles
Ironman Florida – 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Ironman Los Cabos – 2014
Ironman Louisville – 2012, 2016
Ironman Maryland – 2014
PERSONAL RECORD – Ironman Florida – 11 hours, 19 minutes

Half Iron-Distance Triathlon Races – 70.3 Miles
Ironman Augusta 70.3 – 2011, 2015, 2017
Ironman Cartagena 70.3 – 2016
Ironman Florida 70.3 – 2013, 2017
Intimidator Florida Challenge – 2010, 2012
Ironman Miami 70.3 – 2010
PERSONAL RECORD – Ironman Augusta 70.3 – 5 hours, 13 minutes

Coaching athletes to conquer their goals
© Joyful Tri Girl Coaching 2016-2017