Dede Trimble Griesbauer was raised in Short Hills, NJ. She attended high school in Wallingford, Connecticut at Choate Rosemary Hall.
Dede went on to swim at Stanford University.
Dede retired from her career in swimming in 1994 and returned to school where she earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She worked on Wall Street for eight years.
In March 2005, Dede set aside her Wall Street Journal and returned to a career in sports after just two years of participating in triathlon as an amateur.
Dede is a 3x Ironman Champion, 70.3 Champion, 3-time top-10 Kona finisher, and 12 hour Time Trial World Champion.
She is the oldest actively racing pro on the planet.
Dede lives in Boulder, CO with her husband, Dave and yellow labradors, Piper and Charley.