COLLEEN has been featured in numerous national newscasts, programs and media including: Fox News Connecticut, The Dr. Oz Show, WFSB Eyewitness News 3, Yale School of Medicine, Runners World, and the New York Road Runner, Colleen’s formidable achievements serve to underscore her belief that there is a hero in everyone who deserves to be honored. That regardless of situation, adversity or obstacle, the power to triumph is universal – even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. 


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February 22, 2019

At first glance, Colleen Kelly Alexander looks like any other age-group triathlete; one whose Instagram is filled with post-race selfies proudly displaying finishers’ medals and snaps of her swimming, biking, or running alongside her husband, Sean. What you won’t see behind her bright smile and warm blue eyes are scars she bears from a horrifying trauma in October 2011 that nearly ended her life.​

Call her more than just a survivor! - Tampa Bay Online

February 24, 2018

Colleen Kelly Alexander, 42, and Richard Parker, 76, met Saturday morning while running the 15K. Along the way, Alexander shared with Parker her incredible comeback story. Parker, a veteran of 30 marathons and six Ironmans, says “(Alexander) is an inspiration to all of us.” 

January 29, 2018

Life has a way of coming at us in both beautiful and unforgiving ways . . . sometimes on the same day.

Gratitude In Motion: The Unbelievable Story Of Colleen Alexander. - Women's Running

January 01, 2020

On a beautiful fall day in 2011, lifelong competitive triathlete Colleen Kelly Alexander was biking home from work, as she did most days. What she couldn’t possibly know was that she would not reach her destination for months.

January 30, 2018

Just talk to Colleen Kelly Alexander. The athlete, author, and motivational speaker, who had already survived a diagnosis of lupus and undergone brain surgery in 2007, was run over by a freight truck in October 2011. Recovery has been its own journey.

To Die Twice, Then Run A Half-Marathon - Runner's World

May 01, 2013

After a horrific bike accident, Colleen Kelly Alexander runs the Vermont City this Sunday.

A triathlete’s long road - Yale Medicine

December 30, 2013

A freight truck shattered her body, but, with the help of a dedicated team of physicians, a Clinton woman is regaining her life.

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