Biography

Alissa (McKaig) Doehla is a two-time State Champion from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, IN. In 2003 she was the undefeated State Cross-Country Champion and a 2003 Foot Locker finalist. In 2004 she was the 1600-meter Track and Field State Champion.

In college, Alissa earned All-American honors while attending Michigan State University and placed 10th at the 2006 NCAA Division I National Championships. In 2008, she won the NAIA XC Titles in the 5,000m and 10,000m while attending Indiana Tech where she graduated in 2011.

After college, Doehla began running professionally and was a member of ZAP Fitness from 2009-2011. In 2010, she was 5th overall American at the NYC Marathon. In 2011, she was ranked #7 in the US in the 10,000m by Track & Field News. She was a member of the 2011 Bronze Medal USA World XC Team and was also selected to the 2011 World Marathon Team. She placed 8th in the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials with a time of 2.31:56. Her personal records include 15:28 for 5,000m, 32:14 for 10,000m, 1:13:58 for Half Marathon and 2.31:56 in the Marathon.

In 2016, Doehla chose to transition from Professional Runner to Professional Triathlete. She was awarded Elite Triathlete status after her 6th ever triathlon and was the overall 2016 USAT AG National Champion. Starting in 2017, she will compete internationally in her rookie season as a professional.