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Meet Coach Brett

As an ultra-endurance athlete, I've taken on some huge challenges.  When you listen to the podcast or hire me as a coach, this is the guy behind ZenTri: 

  • Self-supported ULTRAMAN finisher; A 328.8 mile, three day triathlon, culminating with a double marathon on day three. 
  • First Texan to swim the length of Lake Tahoe.  22 miles long (1 mile longer than the English Channel!) and at 6,300 feet elevation.
  • 2015 Silver All World Ironman Athlete (Top 5% of Ironman and 70.3 racers)
  • (15x) Ironmans, 9 of them solo self-supported.
  • (1x) 100 mile trail run finisher.  
  • (6x) 50 mile trail run finisher.
  • (12x) Half Ironmans. 4:40 PR at Galveston and 10th in AG at Austin.
  • 2016, 2014, & 2013 Bronze Ironman All World Athlete (top 10% of Age Group)
  • 1st place overall BCS Gran Fondo 100 mile bike race, both 2016 and 2017.
  • Multiple Age Group Nationals Olympic-distance qualifier and finisher.
  • Swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco (Escape from Alcatraz qualifier and finisher.)
  • Fastest Known Time all-butterfly swim double-crossing of Lake Bryan, TX. (2.4 miles)
  • 100 mile mountain bike race finisher.
  • Ran Ragnar Relay Texas with only a 4-man team, covering 50 miles per person.
  • Dozens of shorter distance triathlons, many with podium finishes for age group.
  • High school State Finalist freestyler and swim team captain.
  • USAT Certified Triathlon Coach.
  • Host of the first, longest-running, and award winning Zen and the Art of Triathlon Podcast.
  • Host of annual training camp.
  • Father, husband, full-time jobber, and soccer coach.
  • Three years U.S. Marine Corps and Navy ROTC and JROTC.
  • Eagle Scout and wilderness survival expert.
  • Former lifeguard.
  • Masters degree in whiz-bang computer techy stuff.  :)

People who work with me find me to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic to make things happen.  You can't ask for a better guide out there on workouts or race day!