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.
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.
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
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 is a 24-year-old professional triathlete and a member of the Timex Multisport Team. He began triathlon at just 13 years of age, was named the USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year in 2014, then turned professional. He focuses on 70.3 racing and had eight podium finishes in his last three seasons including a win at 2017 Challenge Iceland. Justin is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Health and Human Physiology.
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 is a 25-year-old professional triathlete from Johannesburg, South Africa, who lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado. She has been a professional triathlete since the age of 19 and is a member of the Timex Multisport Team. In 2017, she has had four wins (IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder, IRONMAN 70.3 Liuzhou, IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey, and Challenge Iceland) and a second place finish at IRONMAN 70.3 St. George. Last year, She was on the podium at 7 of her 9 races.
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.
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: 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.