Kevin Coady is the head coach of TriForce and the resident triathlon coach at the Google Inc. global headquarters in Mountain View, California. He’s also a top age group triathlete, with an Ironman personal best of 8:56 and multiple Kona qualifications.
He’s helped dozens of athletes PR and achieve their racing goals (see our results page and testimonials page.) In 2012 athletes he coached have reached their goals of qualifying for Kona, Vegas 70.3 World Champs, the Boston Marathon and Maui Xterra World Champs. TriForcer Guillaume DeZwirek finished 9th in his AG at Kona in only his first full year of triathlon training.
For the last eight years, Kevin has studied the art and science of triathlon training with a passion. During that time he has had the privilege of training with and learning from elite and top age group triathletes and learning their beliefs and habits of training. In 2008, he received his Level 1 USAT Coaching certification. By applying common sense and sound principles of training, he has transformed himself from being out of shape and 45 pounds overweight to becoming an 8:56 Ironman athlete and multiple Kona qualifier. Kevin has improved every single year and in the process he’s cracked the code for what it takes to consistently race well at the Iron distances.
Kevin has completed 7 Ironman races:
- 8:56 at Ironman Arizona 2012 (3rd amateur out of 2,900).
- 9:58 at Kona Ironman World Championship 2011.
- 9:26 Ironman Coeur D’Alene 2011 (2nd AG, 16th overall including pros, qualifying for Kona and Boston Marathon)
- 9:43 at Kona Ironman World Championship 2010
- 9:31 at Ironman Coeur D’Alene 2010 (3rd AG and fastest marathon in his age group, qualifying for Kona & Boston Marathon)
- 9:21 at Ironman Switzerland 2009
- 9:42 at Ironman Arizona 2008
Kevin has also competed in numerous Half Ironman distance races including:
- First Place (35-39) at Wildflower Long Course 2013
- 4:23 at Oceanside 70.3 2013
- 4:31 at Wildflower Long Course 2012 (2nd in his AG, qualifying for ITU Long Distance World Champs)
- 4:28 at Oceanside 70.3 2012 (3rd in his AG, qualifying for 70.3 World Champs Vegas)
If you would like to get more of a flavor for Kevin’s style and who he is, read his profile on Endurance Corner. To get an idea of how he would train a busy athlete with limited time, visit his Sub 10 Ironman in 10 Hours Per Week article which was featured xtri.com.