Hannah Allen was born in Ontario, Canada and moved to the U.S. when she was five. However, she credits the maple syrup coursing through her veins and her “JUST SEND IT” attitude to her Canadian roots. Hannah grew up watching her parents compete in local triathlons, aspiring to run/bike/swim like them one day. A distance runner in high school, she was recruited to walk-on to the University of Washington’s Women’s Crew team during her senior year in high school. In college, Hannah dabbled in summer triathlons reportedly to maintain fitness, but really because she relished any opportunity to chase down her Dad on the bike. After accruing three PAC-12 titles and a fourth place finish at the NCAA National Championships and graduating from the UW, she decided to return to her original love: Running. In 2016, Hannah raced her first marathon in her hometown of Spokane, setting a female course record of 2:58. In early 2017 she begrudgingly decided to get back in the pool and start training for triathlons. She raced her first Ironman 70.3 in September in Santa Cruz, finishing first of all amateur women and punching her ticket to the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa.
Hannah is coached by her brother, Coleman Allen, and trains with Portland Triathlon Club and her fellow BATWomen in Portland, while looking forward to finding new limits…and breaking them. Hannah’s hobbies include running, biking, swimming...and eating pretzels while running, biking, swimming, and dancing.