Kurt Madden

TriDot Coach

Race Distances

All Distances

Performance Level

All Performance Levels

Bio

I was born in raised in San Diego, CA and was introduced to the sport in the late 1970's through my participation in Swim-Run-Swim events. My first Ironman triathlon on Oahu was memorial and at that time believed this was something I would do one time in my life and move on. I raced in triathlons throughout the world from 1980 - 1985, transitioned to being a dad and spent the next 15 years running various events, ranging from a 10K to a 48 Hour run. My wife, Kelly has been invaluable during my athletic career and a major contributor to my success. I finished the 2016 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 9th overall, first American, and currently ranked #1 in the USA at the Ironman distance. My professional career includes serving as an interscholastic high school cross country and Track & Field coach, community college swimming, cross country, and Track & Field coach, high school science teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, and Superintendent of Schools. On July 1, 2016, I transitioned into being a triathlete coach. I am the Founder and CEO of TriPrime, a multi-sport and performance coaching service and extremely honored to be serving as a TriDot Alliance Coach.

Background

My background in endurance sports has been extensive. Since 1980, I have raced throughout the world in triathlons and ultra-distance running events. My major accomplishments in triathlons are as follows: 1) Three Time Top 10 Finisher - Ironman World Championships; 2) Two Time Winner - Ultraman World Championships; 3) Two Time Age Group Winner - Ironman North American Championship; 4) Ironman All World Athlete - Ranked #1 in the World - Age Group - @ the Ironman distance in 2015 - 2106. In addition, I have qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 2016 - 2018. While my children were growing up, I had less time for training in three disciplines and focused on running. My running accomplishments are as follows: 1) Two Time Top 10 Finisher - Leadville 100 Mile Trail Run; 2) USA Track & Field 24 Hour Champion - 140 miles; and 3) 48 Hour Age Group National Record Holder - 200 miles. My M.A. degree from San Diego State University in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Psychology has been extremely helpful as a coach. I have served as an age group AAU swimming coach, high school cross country and Track & Field Coach, and was fortunate to coach swimming, cross country, and Track & Field at a community college in San Diego. While serving as an AAU swimming coach, I worked with swimmers at the Junior National level. While serving as a high school cross country and Track & Field coach, my athletes qualified for the State Championship. Furthermore, while serving as a community college swimming coach, cross country coach, and Track & Field coach, my athletes and teams participated at the state level and very proud to have coached three All-American swimmers.

Philosophy

My coaching philosophy has always been to use an athlete-centered approach, get to know my athlete, and work in a collaborative many to achieve excellence. Throughout my career, I have build greatness in my athletes and had them love the sport, embrace a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and understand the importance of grit, passion, and perseverance. Additionally, throughout my coaching career, I have been beyond gratified when athletes come back to me and thank me for being their mentor, guide, and support person during those difficult times of training and racing.

Qualifications

2016 - 2018 Ironman World Championships Qualifier; finished 9th in 2016 and 10th in 2017.
2015 and 2016 Ironman All World Athlete (Ranked #1 in the World, Age Group, Ironman distance)3 x Top 10 Finisher - Ironman World Championships
2 x Winner -Ultraman World Championships
2 x Age Group Winner - Ironman North American Championship
Running: major personal accomplishments

-2 x Top 10 Finisher - Leadville 100 Mile Trail Run
-USA Track & Field 24 Hour Champion - 140 miles
-48 Hour Age Group National Record Holder - 200 miles
Coaching qualifications:

-M.A. degree from San Diego State University in Exercise Physiology, minor in Psychology
-IRONMAN Certified Coach and USAT Level 1 Certified Coach
-AAU age group swim coach
-High School cross country and track & field coach, with athletes qualifying for state championships
-Swimming, cross country, and track & field coach (community college), with athletes participating at state level
-Worked with swimmers at the junior national level
-coached three All-American swimmers

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead- George Lucas

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