Kearci Smith is a former college runner turned professional triathlete. Her passion had always been running until she was introduced to triathlon in 2012. She was Texas State Champion in 2016 and 2107. She then became USAT National Champion in 2017 at Age Group Nationals Sprint Championships.
She has competed in three Age Group Olympic Distance World Championships, having her best finish of 5th in 2017. She also qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Mooloolaba in 2016.
Kearci has completed a triathlon in 5 out of 7 continents. Kearci began her career as a professional triathlete in 2018 where she competed in multiple international draft-legal events as well as Beijing International Triathlon.
In 2019 she was invited to compete at the prestigious Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. She completed seven 70.3 distance races in 2019 including getting disqualified at Waco 70.3 for crossing the finish line with her puppy Penny. The event that went triathlon viral overnight.
Kearci works full time as an exercise physiologist in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab in Plano, TX. She helps patients bounce back from life changing heart events or surgery as well as improve quality of life with chronic lung disease.
She enjoys telling corny jokes, meeting people and making them laugh, spending time outdoors and snuggling with her dogs Harlie (Lab) and Penny (Corgi). Also in 2019 she and her husband Lewis trekked to Base Camp 1 of Mt. Everest in Nepal.
Through her triathlon experience she hopes she can relate to so many triathletes by sharing her genuine, raw, uncut life as a pro triathlete.