Throughout the years, I continue to reflect on the quote: “The most important step in any journey is the first step.” A triathlon is very similar, and depending upon the swimming ability of a triathlete, the first step of the swim can be exciting and something to look forward to. Or it can be the phase of the event that you dread, dislike, and find most unpleasant. (That’s not a great way to start the day.)
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Coach Madden has a passion for continuous improvement and working with athletes and clients to help them reach their goals. His extensive background in exercise physiology and coaching swimming, cross country, and track field, combined with his vast experience and continued participation in triathlons and personal touch provides each athlete and client assurance that he/she is getting the “best of the best.” Furthermore, his exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to fine tune programs for each individual is an added bonus.
Coach Madden has a vision for excellence in all endeavors. He models his core values which include: trust, honesty, integrity, compassion, innovation, collaboration, respect, courage, and grit. In addition, he continues to demonstrate the importance of life-learning and making sure there is a solid relationship between coach and athlete and/or client. Moreover, he continues to make necessary adjustments with his recommendations to ensure goals and dreams are achieved. During the past 35 years, Coach Madden has worked with hundreds of athletes and clients, serving as a guide and mentor to optimize their maximal potential.
About the Coach
- Three-time Top Ten Ironman World Championships (6th, 7th, and 10th)
- Two-time Winner Ultraman World Championships
- Two-time All World Athlete in age group at the Ironman Distance (2015, 2016)
- Two-time Ironman North American age group champion (2015, 2016)
- Two-time Top Ten (2nd and 6th), Leadville 100 Mile Trail Run
- USA Track and Field 24 Hour Champion (1995)
- M.A. in Exercise Physiology
- IRONMAN Certified Coach
- USAT Certified Coach Level I
- USAT Photo Analysis Certification
- Tri-Dot Alliance Triathlete Coach
- YB12 Certification
Kurt helped me become a better swimmer by testing my limits and putting me in events nobody wanted to swim, 500, 1000 & the 1650. Perfect for the blossoming triathlete. Kurt's extraordinary coach skills and intuitive mind helped me hone my swimming cycling and running skills and catapulted me into the sport of triathlon. Kurt is an individual who can coach any swimmer, cyclist, runner or triathlete because he has competed at the highest level of competition and distance in each discipline.Marc MoneAquathlon age group national champion 2015
I've been following Kurt Madden's philosophies of life and racing since 1983. During these 33 years I have accomplished many National titles in Brazil, 2009 World’s Fittest CEO and a 50-54 World Title. All I have to say is that I was very lucky to meet Kurt Madden and his family one day. Most definitely he taught me to race and I became a Champion.Carlos Dolabella2009 World’s Fittest CEO
As an age-group triathlete with a wife and a full-time job, Jason attributes his breakthrough year--going sub-9:30 in three consecutive Ironmans--to the coaching he received from Kurt Madden. In fact, once he began working with Kurt, he qualified for the Boston Marathon only three months later, bringing his marathon PR from 3:23 to 2:58. After working with Kurt for two years, Jason has this to say: "Kurt is the real deal. He knows what works.Jason McFaulSub 9:30 in three consecutive Ironmans
Kurt Madden has a lifetime of endurance racing experience and dominates his age group at the Ironman distance. Kurt has continued to expand his expertise through USAT and Ironman training clinics and webinars. He is even on a first name basis with Dave Scott and Mark Allen. Beyond experience, Kurt is very positive and inspiring. As a 60-year-old athlete, I felt Kurt could provide the necessary insight for coaching me. After meeting Kurt in person at Ironman Couer d’Alene, I felt he would be the best choice for helping me win a Kona qualifying slot.Steve Dougherty#6 Age Group World Ranking - Ironman All World Athlete Ranking - 2016 Ironman World Championship Qualifier
Have you thought about getting a triathlon coach? Some triathletes prefer to design their own training programs and stay in a routine, while other triathletes are looking for someone they can trust, someone who can guide them, and someone who can serve as a sounding board while keeping them accountable and on course.
How many times have you played a card game with friends and asked for a few new cards in hopes of winning? It’s a simple, bullish exchange.
As you think about triathlons and racing, wouldn’t it be great to be able to exchange the percentage of fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers in preparation for your “A” race? Think about it. You could load up on more fast-twitch muscle fibers for your next sprint event or go for a higher percentage of slow-twitch muscle fibers for your next Ironman distance event.