Team IE

Team Innovative Endurance

Team IE : Elite

Team IE's elites are seeking to race at the top of the national and international stages. While the Team's elite's benefit from IE coaching's world class knowledge and experience, they also bring experience, knowledge, and inspiration to one another and to the other athletes of IE. Get to know each of IE's elites below:


Sarah Alexander

Instagram: @sarah_alxndr

Fun Fact: Sarah's intro to cycling was riding her bike across the country in 2007 - from rear wheel in the Atlantic (Portsmouth, NH) to front wheel in the Pacific (Vancouver, BC)!

Race Highlights:

2017 CAMTRI Havana Continental Cup - 3rd

2016 Elite Sprint National Championship - 3rd

2015 Age Group World Championship - 2nd overall (1st in Age Group)

Journey to Triathlon

Sarah discovered the sport of triathlon after graduating from Dartmouth College. After competitive figure skating growing up and Division I Rowing at Dartmouth, she was craving a competitive outlet outside of her work in consulting. It was love at first race! Sarah qualified for her pro card while in business school at the University of Chicago and, after much soul-searching, decided to take the path-less-travelled: she is now pursuing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to race full-time as a professional triathlete. She's on a mission to defy boundaries and make her mark on the sport!


Michael Arishita

Instagram: @swimmikerun

Fun Fact: Michael's secret to success? Eat at least one frozen pizza every day!

Race Highlights:

2016 Tritonman Triathlon Classic (Elite Draft Legal Race) - 1st amateur

2015 Trifecta Triathlon - 1st

Journey to Triathlon: After trying many sports growing up, Michael found his niche in cross country and track in high school. He swam outside of running and later added cycling during his "off season." Michael started racing triathlons when he started college at Texas A&M. He quickly fell in love with the A&M Triathlon Team and the sport. He just competed in his first pro race in the 2016 Clermont CAMTRI Cup and is excited to build his career from here!

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Sean Daugherty

Instagram: @skdaugherty

Fun FactSean was once able to recite the number pi out to 120 places!

Race Highlights:

2015 Clermont Draft Legal Challenge EDR - 5th

2015 Rev3 RUSH Super Sprint - 2nd

2015 NYC Triathlon - 12th

Journey to Triathlon: 

Sean started triathlon after being plagued with injuries as a runner doing 80-100-mile weeks. After his parents hosted a few ITU triathletes at their home in 2014, Sean thought it looked like good fun and decided to give it a go. Now, these same triathletes have become great friends as he steps up to race on the pro circuit and the sport has quickly become his passion in life!

Alissa Doehla

Instagram: @mcdoehla

Fun Fact: Alissa was a two time State Champion in High School (Track & Cross Country) and was inducted into the Indiana Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame in Feb. 2017.

Race Highlights:

2017 IM Racine 70.3 - 3rd

2017 IM Eagleman 70.3 - 2nd

2016 Age Group National Championship - 1st overall

Journey to Triathlon

After running professionally for 7 years (2009-2015), Alissa was looking for a change. Having swum competitively growing up and hearing from friends that she might like the sport of triathlon, she figured she would give it a shot.



Fun Fact: Derek is a huge Disneyland & Disney World fan!

Race Highlights:

Derek has been injured the last few years but, in his words, "looked good doing it!" He's back in action in 2016 -- stay tuned for some exciting performances from him.

Journey to Triathlon: 

Derek swam, biked and ran throughout his childhood, although he did each one independently. Once he heard about triathlon, decided to give it a try -- who knew he could do all three of his favorite sports together?! The rest is history: Derek loves the sport and pushing his boundaries day-in and day-out.