Triathlon Training Tips
From Top Triathletes And Coaches
Looking for triathlon training tips?
Our interviews section is dedicated to picking the brains of triathletes of all levels, as well as triathlon coaches who are willing to share their experiences and expertise with us.
Whether you are just looking for new training ideas, inspiration to reach your potential in triathlon, or wondering how to choose a coach, you will find some top triathlon training tips in our interviews.
We will be adding interviews over time, with elite, recreational and celebrity triathletes as well as some of the top triathlon coaches in the world.
Ben Bright is a triathlon coach. He was a triathlete, competing for New Zealand in the 1st Olympic triathlon in Sydney 2000 Games. He has coached triathletes to numerous titles from European and World Junior level to World Champion, including Tim Don (World Champion 2006).
Michelle Dillon is a former elite triathlete (European Champion and two-time Olympian) and currently runs Team Dillon Coaching, where she coaches a number of successful triathletes, including GB elite triathletes Will Clarke and Stuart Hayes.
Joel Filliol is an independent elite triathlon coach, currently coaching elite, pros and ambitious amateur athletes, including Kyle Jones, Paula Findlay, Sarah Groff, Jarrod Shoemaker, Mario Mola, Richard Murray & Mirinda Carfrae.
He was head coach for British Triathlon from 2009 to 2011 and before that Triathlon Canada head coach from 2006 – 2008, including the Beijing Olympic Games. He coached Simon Whitfield to Olympic Silver (Beijing 2008).
Nathan Kortuem is a USAT Certified coach, and one of a select group of Elite USAT Coaches.
Nate is coach to his wife, Sarah Haskins, and also runs a triathlon coaching business, Tri-K Coaching.
Richard Laidlow is a qualified British Triathlon and British Cycling coach and has been coaching triathletes professionally for over 10 years. From his triathlon training base "Le Sancture des Sportifs" in the South of France he provides Personal Coaching, Custom Training Plans and and Custom Triathlon Training Camps. He tells us about his coaching business and some triathlon training tips.
Liz Blatchford has been consistently one of Britain’s top triathletes, with World Cup wins dating back to 2003. She was an ITU World Cup winner when Salford Quays hosted an event in 2005.
Will Clarke is an elite triathlete. He is two-time British National Triathlon Champion and was World and European U23 Champion in 2006. He was named International Triathlon Union Rookie of the year in 2006, and then in 2007 he finished 5th in the World Championships.
Philip Graves is a professional triathlete, and the youngest Ironman and 70.3 champion in history.
Lucy Hall, GB triathlete talks about her selection for the 2012 Olympics, her training, and some tips for junior triathletes.
Sarah Haskins is an American triathlete from St. Louis, Missouri.
She turned professional in 2004 and has several major race wins under her belt, including silver at the 2008 ITU World Championships, Race to the Toyota Cup Series Champion 2009, winner of the MN LifeTime Fitness and Chicago triathlons in 2010, Pan Am Games Champion 2011 and and an 11th place finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Gwen Jorgensen was the first US triathlete to qualify for London 2012 Olympics, finishing 2nd in the World Championship Series race in London in July 2011.
This in itself is a great achievement, but what makes it even more impressive is the fact that 2011 was only her 2nd year of racing triathlon.
Alicia Kaye is a US triathlete who started competing aged 12. Married to Jarrod Shoemaker, she has a degree in sports psychology and a Master's in athletic counselling. She shares her tips for successful triathlon training and her favourite places in the world.
Emma Moffat is an Australian double world champion and Olympic medallist triathlete, originally from New South Wales, Australia. Here she talks about her preparations for the 2012 London Olympics, her tips for dealing with pre-race nerves and her love of shopping.
Jarrod Shoemaker is an American elite triathlete. He was U23 World Champion in 2005, and represented the USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
As well as triathlon, Jarrod has a busy time with promoting multi-sport athletes, organising triathlon races and has just launched his own suncare line with his wife.
Beth Walsh is a professional triathlete, based in Encinitas, California.
She only started training for triathlon in 2008, and her progress has been rapid. 2012 is her first season racing as a professional.
An inspiring athlete, she has lots of great triathlon training tips for people starting out in the sport. She is a qualified educational psychologist, and gives some useful advice for staying mentally tough during an Ironman.
Bree Wee is a professional triathlete based in Hawaii. She talks to us about life as a pro, and gives some great tips for anyone looking to do a triathlon - from how to keep things fresh in training, to how to juggle this with family life.
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