Danielle Lewis grew up in South Florida where she played basketball, volleyball and ran cross country and track for the King's Academy. She was a 6x Florida State Champion in track, including four in the 800 m and two in the 4x800m relay.
Danielle ran her way to run for Baylor University where she ran the 800m, mile, steeplechase, and on relays teams earning All-Conference, All-Region and All-American honors. In 2008, Danielle also qualified for the Olympic Trials in the steeplechase.
After her running career, she picked up cycling and within three years was competing across the country with a a domestic elite race team. Yet, a severe cycling accident in 2014 caused her to take a few years off from sport before deciding to see what she could do in triathlon.
In 2017, her first year racing duathlon and triathlon, she won the USAT Age-Group Standard Distance, Long Course, and Short Course National Championships in duathlon, and placed third at the USAT Olympic Distance National Championships, and was the overall female age-group finisher in her first IRONMAN 70.3 distance race, IM70.3 Cozumel.
Danielle accepted her elite license and in her first and second year racing in the pro field, she qualified for and raced at the IM70.3 World Championships. Her best performances include placing first at IM70.3 Eagleman 2019 and second at IM70.3 Dubai in 2020. While she continues to see how far she can push herself in the sport, she is passionate about using the highs and lows of her journey to motivate, inspire, and encourage others to make their dreams a reality.
Danielle has a Masters Degree in Public Health from Baylor University and lives in Boise, Idaho with her boyfriend and training partner Andrew Lewis, their cat, Miles and dog, George.