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About Me

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Hi, I'm Giselle!


Born and raised in the Sassenheim, The Netherlands, I moved to the United States to pursue my running career in 2011 at Jacksonville State University, quickly transferring to the University of Utah the next year. While working through an injury in college, I became involved with a local high school track team in Salt Lake City, UT. I found my knowledge and experience to be an asset to others and quickly developed into a full time assistant coach. Here, I found my passion. Despite being a small school, our athletes placed at the UHSAA State Championships several years in a row. More rewarding, however, was seeing my athletes continue their development through both collegiate running careers as well as academic ones. Luckily, I’m able to continue coaching young athletes as the current head coach of Olympus High School’s track and field team. Throughout my career, I have coached a variety of athletes, each possessing their own unique challenges and goals. From coaching an athlete for an elite cross country 5k race, a client for a long distance trail running event, or a friend finish a 5k without walking, I am constantly inspired by my clients and excited to help others see the potential in themselves. 


In addition to my one-on-one coaching, you can find me on Tuesdays as a rotating coach for the Salt Lake Track Club. If you’re local, this is a wonderful way to meet in person and find a like-minded running community!

Career Timeline


Ohio Valley (OVC) Freshmen of the Year Cross Country

OVC XC Championships Runner Up

NCAA All Region 21st place South Region

3rd in Mile and DMR, 4th in the 3000m

European Championships Competitor Dutch National Team


NCAA XC championships with University of Utah


Dutch National Championships: 5000m - 6th place

Cirque Series - Snowbird/Arapahoe Basin - 1st place

XTERRA World Championships - 2nd place

XTERRA National Championships - 2nd place

European Mountain Running Championships - 11th place

World Mountain Running Championships - 32nd place


Head Coach at Olympus High School

European Mountain Running Championships:

8th place - Uphill Race

11th place - Classic Mountain Race


Dutch Junior Champion 3000m Steeplechase


Pac-12 Competitor 5000m

Assistant coach with Rowland Hall High School, SLC


Cirque Series (Brighton/Deer Valley) - 1st place

Dutch National Championships:

3000m Steeple 2nd place, 5000m 7th place


Cirque Series: Brighton (1st), Alta (2nd),

Aleyeska (2nd), Targhee (3rd)

XTERRA National Championship - 1st place


Selected for the World Mountain Running Championships in Austria

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