Professional Triathlete and Navy veteran Timothy O’Donnell counts among his accomplishments nine Ironman 70.3 victories, three 140.6 wins, six Armed Forces National Championships, and 22 professional career wins. In 2016, he produced his fastest time at the IRONMAN World Championship – 8:16:20. Along with his 3rd place finish in 2015 and 8thin 2012 and 2013, he is one of the most consistent World Championship athletes. In 2013, he set an American Record for the Ironman distance at IM Brazil. O’Donnell is a former US Naval Officer with a MEng degree from UC Berkeley, and he is an active supporter of Team RWB. He resides in Boulder, Colorado with his spouse, professional triathlete Mirinda Carfrae, and daughter Izzy.
Lauren Goss grew up as a swimmer and her introduction to triathlon came in 2009, while a student at Clemson University. Less than a year later, she earned her pro license in March of 2010 at the Collegiate National Championships and was named the 2010 Under-23 Athlete of the Year by USA Triathlon. To date she has an astounding 52 podium finishes including 23 wins at distances through 70.3. In 2017, she won four major Olympic distance races: St. Anthony’s Tri, Escape from Alcatraz, the New York City Triathlon, and the Des Moines Escape Triathlon. Lauren is based in Boulder, Colorado
Summer Cook was a varsity swimmer and runner at Villanova University where she graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 2013. She got her start in triathlon in 2013 and earned her pro card in March 2014. In 2016, she was named by ITU as the Women’s Breakout Star of the Year, following four wins including her debut WTS win in Edmonton, the Chengdu World Cup, the Tongyeong World Cup, and Tritonman. In 2017, she won the Yucatan World Cup and Altafula European Cup and has been selected to race the inaugural women’s Super League Triathlon. With race-leading swims and runs, she is one to watch. Summer is a member of USA Triathlon’s National Team and trains with The Triathlon Squad in Poway, California.
Rudy von Berg
Rudy Von Berg began in the sport of triathlon at age 10, finding early international racing success. He earned back-to-back overall wins at the 2014 and 2015 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals as a sophomore and junior. In 2017, he was 2nd at the Boulder Peak Tri and IRONMAN 70.3 Buenos Aires, and had a strong 3rd at IRONMAN 70.3 Texas. He produced the fastest run split at the IM 70.3 European Championships (1:13) and finished 5th overall. Rudy grew up in Cannes but races for the US and resides in Boulder, Colorado. Rudy has a degree in business marketing from the University of Colorado (2017.
Joe was a four-year varsity swimmer at Boston College, and in high school he won 12 varsity letters- in cross country, swimming, track and field and tennis. After graduating, Joe served as the assistant coach for Boston College’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team and began structured triathlon training. In August 2009, Joe won the USA Triathlon National Age Group Championship. He won his first USA Triathlon Elite National title in 2014.
Established in 2010, Team MPI provides a diverse spectrum of coaching and training services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. They conduct training camps and clinics in many locations throughout the US including iron distance race-venue preparation camps (IM Florida, Texas, Chattanooga) and camps associated with Team Semper Fi, Challenged Athletes Foundation, USA Paratriathlon and the National Paratriathlon Team. Team MPI produces the popular and successful Portofino Tri Series.
Head Coaches: Mark Sortino (USAT Level 3 Coach) and Christine Palmquist (USAT Level 3 Coach)
Senior Coaches: Amanda Leibovitz, Allen Stanfield, Mark Turner
Coaches: David Bauerle, Liesl Begnaud, Jamie Brown, Patty Collins, April Corey, Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona, Laura Henry, Mandi Kowal, Becky Piper, Aaron Scheidies, and Adam Szcech.
Coach Emeritus: John Murray (USAT Level 2 Coach)