Sara Colangelo

team nuun athlete

sport: Triathlon

Dave Henkel and Sara Colangelo (known as Team Henkelangelo) are a triathlon couple, co-founders of tri coaching company Speed Sherpa, and the proud owners of a loving rescue dog. They grew up on the East Coast as swimmers and collegiate athletes (Dave swam and Sara played water polo). After college Dave quickly became a Category III cyclist and got the triathlon bug. Through the guidance of a coach in PA, he developed into an elite road triathlete, winning podium spots consistently and qualifying for world championships at multiple distances. Sara, on the other hand, abandoned all sports for a decade before discovering triathlon when she started dating Dave. Now Sara is also a threat to podiums across the Mid-Atlantic! Dave and Sara happily train together and with their dog! They focus on growing a positive endurance athlete community around them. Most critically, they strive to always find a balance between life and triathlon!


Dave: 45+ Career Triathlon Podium Finishes (Overall, Elite, and Age Group) XTERRA World Championship Qualifier (2013) Off-Road World Championship Team USA Qualifier (2014, 2015) Short Course World Championship Team USA Qualifier (2012, 2013) Long Course World Championship Team USA Qualifier (2011)_ USAT Sprint Nationals, 2nd Age Group (2012) XTERRA America Tour 2nd Age Group (Northeast, 2013) Mid Atlantic Sprint Age Group Champion (2012) Mid Atlantic Aquabike Age Group Champion (2011) Wisdom Oak Winery Sprint Triathlon Champion (2014) Quakerman Olympic Triathlon Champion (2011) Seaside Super Sprint Champion (2009) Sara: - 8 Career Triathlon Podium Finishes (Overall and Age Group) - USAT National Qualifer (multi-year) - Division I Water Polo Player - Sports Hall of Fame Inductee - High School Volleyball