Professional Triathlete and Navy veteran Timothy O’Donnell counts among his accomplishments nine Ironman 70.3 victories, two 140.6 wins, six Armed Forces National Championships, and 21 professional career wins. In 2016, he produced his fastest time at the IRONMAN World Championship – 8:16:20. His 3rd place finish in 2015, along with 6th this year and 8thin 2012 and 2013, make him 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.
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 at the Clermont Elite Development Race. 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. With race-leading swims and runs, she is one to watch as she heads into her fourth ITU season. Summer is a member of USA Triathlon’s National Team and trains with The Triathlon Squad in Poway, California.
Lauren Goss grew up as a swimmer. She graduated from Clemson University and was introduced to triathlon in 2009. 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. Lauren has appeared on the cover of Triathlete magazine. She is based in Boulder, Colorado and trains with Simon Lessing and Boulder Coaching. In 2016, Lauren returned to IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador and Challenge San Gil to win both of those races for the second straight year. Goss won three races in 2016, and was on the podium at four of her nine races last year. Her 2015 race season included six wins at IM 70.3 St. Croix, Challenge San Gil, IM 70.3 Ecuador, the Beijing International Tri, IM 70.3 Silverman, Challenge Florida and second place finishes at Escape from Alcatraz and the NYC Tri.
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.
Justin Metzler is a 21 year old professional triathlete and college student. After a successful amateur career, Metzler took his professional racing license at the beginning of 2014. In 2016, he had three podium finishes, coming third at Challenge Iceland, IRONMAN 70.3 Xiamen, and IRONMAN 70.3 Cartagena.
Drew did his first triathlon at age 7, then again during the summer of his junior and senior years in high school. After cross country ski racing for 10 years, including two at Montana State University, he turned his focus towards triathlon in 2011. He received a degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado in 2013 before becoming a professional triathlete. In 2016 he finished 2nd at Challenge Penticton.
Jeanni Seymour was born in South Africa, and lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado where she is coached by Jesse Kropelnicki of QT2 Systems and is a member of the Timex Multisport Team. In 2016, Jeanni finished top-four at 8 of her 9 races including two wins (IRONMAN 70.3 Xiamen and IRONMAN 70.3 Austin) and three second place finishes. She posted fastest run splits at four of her races. In 2015 she had three podium finishes including IM 70.3 Austin (1st), IM 70.3 Cozumel (2nd) and Challenge Knoxville (3rd).
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 2016, hes finished 2nd at St. Anthony’s, 2nd at IM 70.3 Miami, 3rd at Rev3 Quassy, 4th at IM 70.3 Boulder, and 6th at the European 70.3 Championship. In 2015 he won Challenge San Gil and finished second at the USAT U23 National Championships. Rudy grew up in Cannes and races for the US, residing in Boulder where he is a full-time business student at the University of Colorado.
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), John Murray (USAT Level 2 Coach), Christine Palmquist (USAT Level 3 Coach)
Senior Coaches: Amanda Leibovitz, Allen Stanfield, Mark Turner
Coaches: Clay Battin, Liesl Begnaud, Jamie Brown, Patty Collins, April Corey, Heather Gollnick, Laura Henry, Mandi Kowal, Becky Piper, Aaron Scheidies, Adam Szcech, and Jay Weber