TEAM MPI’S MARK SORTINO NAMED A HEAD COACH FOR TEAM USA’S PARATRIATHLON TEAM
MPI continues its work to grow the sport of triathlon through coaching, event management, and athlete base
Pensacola, FL – September 12, 2012 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), announced today that CEO and co-founder, Mark Sortino, has been named a Head Coach, for Team USA’s Paratriathlon Team. Joining Coach Mark will be Hector L. Torres, of Tri Peak Athlete, LLC. Mark Sortino and Hector Torres were selected by USA Triathlon for the Head Coach roles.
Team USA’s 31 paratriathletes, representing all six categories of the sport, will compete at the ITU World Championship this October 22nd in Auckland, New Zealand. “It’s a great opportunity for me to work as a Team USA coach at an international competition with many of the athletes I’ve coached at Paratriathlon and High Performance Camps,” said Coach Mark Sortino.
Paratriathlon was selected as a Paralympic sport and will debut in 2016 in Rio De Janeiro. Currently four paratriathletes are part of Team MPI including Amy Dodson and Karen Aydelott – both of whom are racing at the Ironman™ World Championships in Kona, Hawaii this year.
In other MPI initiatives, the company recently concluded its 2012 Portofino Sunset Tri Series presented by Bikes Plus. The nine Super Sprint distance triathlons were held on Thursday evenings from April through August and included a women-only race and a relay-only race. This was the second year for the series. The series was a tremendous success and will continue on in 2013. A more complete recap can be found in PSST: By the Numbers on the Team MPI blog.
In response to athletes seeking affiliation with Team MPI, a new membership level has been developed and is now offered to non-coached athletes. For just $40 per year, members receive a welcome package, discounts on select products and services, and access to Team MPI online resources. Registration for the program is available on the MPI Website
Multisport athletes can find out more about Multisport Performance Institute at TeamMPI.com where they can sign up for coaching programs, services, camps and clinics, and TeamMPI’s e-mail newsletter. Triathletes can also Follow TeamMPI (@TeamMPI) on Twitter or Like TeamMPI’s facebook page.
About Multisport Performance Institute
Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute provides a diverse spectrum of services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. Multisport Performance Institute offers 2 levels of multisport coaching plans, the MPI Performance Package program, Single Day, Multi Day, and Long Course training camps and clinics, and Paratriathlon training in conjunction with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). MPI also provides specialty services in swim analysis, F.I.S.T. certified bike fitting and individualized multisport coaching. Multisport Performance Institute produces a series of youth and adult races and events including the highly successful Maritime DeLuna Du Kids Duathlon, the Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon, the Sea Turtle Tri and the Portofino Sunset Tri Series. Multisport Performance Institute is privately held and is based in Pensacola, Florida.