Triathlon Coaches


John McGovern

246 Main Street
New Paltz, New York 12561
Phone: 845.750.0719
Fax: 845.339.5987


Education: Graduate degree, Undergrad degree
Certifications: F.I.S.T certified
Services: Local bike fitting, One-on-one swim instruction on pool deck, Online coaching, Regular track or group run workouts in person

General Info

General Info: John McGovern, USA Triathlon's Overall Duathlete of the Year for 2004 and 2005, has been competing in triathlons since 1986 and has been a student of the sport since the days before aero bars, strapless pedals and carbon fiber bicycles. During the past 23 years, many trends have come and gone, and John has tried them all. John knows what to do and what not to do to qualify for Ironman Kona, win National Championships and place on the age-group podium at World Championships.

At 45, John continues to finish on the podium, having won the overall title in seven triathlons in 2009 and placing third overall at the venerable Tupper Lake Half-Ironman, recording the fastest bicycle split of 2:16:43. John's quest for knowledge recently led him to Sweden where he spent two weeks training with and learning from Jonas Colting, Clas Bjorling and Bjorn Andersson as they cycled, ran and swam the entire length of Sweden, south to north.

The creator of the American Zofingen ultra-distance duathlon, now in its 6th year, John is also the founder of Catskill Mountain Multisport, a full- service triathlon shop and authorized Cervelo dealer in New Paltz, NY, where he provides F.I.S.T. certified bike fits.

Let John help you formulate and achieve your goals for 2010 and beyond. Summer races are won in the winter.
Rates & Fees: Please call. 845.750.0719
Training Camps Offered: National Training Center, Clermont, Florida - January 12 - 17, 2010

Spring training camps at Hurley training center utilizing private pond and endless pool, trail runs, all weather track and the roads of the Catskill Mountains.
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