Team MPI Athlete Krige Schabort Wins ESPY for Best Male Athlete with a Disability

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Pensacola, FL – July 20, 2015 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI) is pleased to announce that paratriathlete and marathon champion Krige Schabort is the winner of the 2015 ESPY Award for the Best Male Athlete with a Disability. Among Schabort’s highlights from an outstanding racing career that began in 1988 are: gold medalist at the ITU World Paratriathlon Championship in Edmonton, Canada in 2014, first place and course record at the 2010 and 2011 Kona Ironman World Championships and multiple marathon wins including nine at the Honolulu Marathon. He has multiple second place finishes at the Boston Marathon and is a five-time paralympian. Schabort grew up in Cape Town South Africa and while serving in the army, lost both legs in a bombing, yet defied the odds of survival. After that he turned to swimming, wheelchair racing and then triathlon. He moved to the US in 1997, became a citizen …

Team MPI Adds Jamie Brown to Coaching Staff

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Team MPI News Release: TEAM MPI ADDS JAMIE BROWN TO COACHING STAFF Pensacola, FL – December 8, 2014 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), announces the addition of USAT Level 1 Coach Jamie Brown to the coaching staff. He joins head coaches John Murray and Mark Sortino, as well as coaches Jim Harris, Peter Harsch, Amanda Leibovitz, Allen Stanfield, and Dustin Yonke, to provide personalized multisport and run coaching for athletes and paratriathletes across the country. Brown is based in the Oceanside, California area. Brown is a member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team as well as the Challenged Athlete Foundation’s (CAF) Elite Paratriathlon Team with many wins to his credit in International Triathlon Union (ITU) racing. He is currently the fastest amputee in ITU and working toward a spot in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Prior to his entry into triathlon, he was a scholarship athlete, pitching for Chapman University, which …

Team MPI Spring Triathlon Training Camp

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TeamMPI News Release: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TEAM MPI’S SPRING TRIATHLON TRAINING CAMP All-Inclusive Camp with Elite Triathlon Coaches offered at Premier Training Facility at Pensacola Beach, FL Pensacola, FL – November 12, 2014 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), announces the opening of registration for their Spring Triathlon Training Camp, March 25-29, 2015. The camp offers the opportunity for triathletes to train with elite level coaches at the picturesque Portofino Island Resort, an ideal destination for multisport training. The four day training camp will provide a jump-start on the competition for the 2015 race season. Camp swim venues, each just a short walk from the onsite Sky Home accommodations, include a 25m indoor pool, the calm protected waters of the Santa Rosa Sound, and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Cycling and run training will take place on the paved roadways and separated running paths of the scenic Gulf …

Team MPI Expands in Florida and Illinois

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Team MPI News Release: TEAM MPI EXPANDS IN FLORIDA AND ILLINOIS Team MPI adds USAT Certified Coaches Amanda Leibovitz and Jim Harris to the coaching staff Pensacola, FL – August 14, 2014 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), announced today that USAT Level 1 coaches Amanda Leibovitz and Jim Harris have joined coaches John Murray, Mark Sortino, Allen Stanfield, Peter Harsch, and Dustin Yonke to provide personalized multisport and run coaching for athletes and paratriathletes across the country. Leibovitz is based in the Chicago, Illinois area and Harris is in the Fort Walton/Santa Rosa, Florida area. This extends Team MPI’s presence beyond the northern panhandle of Florida, Gulfport, Mississippi, and San Diego regions. Leibovitz brings a wealth of experience as a run, swim, and triathlon coach, race director, competitor, and leader for community fitness. She is pursuing graduate education toward certification as a Sport Psychology Consultant. She offers specialized coaching for …

CAF Paratriathlon Camp Elevates Technical Training Skills And Race Readiness Of Participants

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TeamMPI News Release: CAF Paratriathlon Camp Elevates Technical Training Skills And Race Readiness Of Participants Coaches Mark Sortino and John Murray led three-day camp culminating in a super-sprint triathlon Pensacola, FL – May 30, 2014 – TEAM MPI (Multisport Performance Institute) and the CHALLENGED ATHLETE FOUNDATION® (CAF) announce the success of CAF’s eighth Paratriathlon Camp, held May 15-18 in Pensacola, Florida at Portofino Island Resort. The CAF Paratriathlon Camp presented by Peter Harsch Prosthetics welcomed 14 athletes from 10 US states as well as from Ontario, Canada. The three-day camp, designated as the “Official Technical Training Camp of USA Paratriathlon,” was led by Team MPI head coaches Mark Sortino and John Murray along with Scott Winnier and assistance from Elite Paratriathlon Mentors Justin Meaders and Jamie Brown. The first full day focused on the technical side of paratriathlon with swim video analysis, bike/handcycle fitting and run and racing wheelchair analysis and then …

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TeamMPI News Release: TEAM MPI COACHES SORTINO AND MURRAY NAMED HEAD COACHES FOR TEAM USA PARATRIATHLON  Team to compete at ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London September 13  Pensacola, FL – August 22, 2013 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI) announces that Coaches John Murray and Mark Sortino have been named Head Coaches for Team USA Paratriathlon. This marks the second year in this role for Team MPI CEO and co-founder Mark Sortino of San Diego California, who is joined this year by Team MPI President John Murray of Pensacola Beach, Florida. Both are USA Triathlon Level II Coaches with extensive experience working with paratriathletes. Rounding out the head coaching staff is Connie Sol, a Level III Coach from Miami, Florida. Team USA is sending over 40 paratriathletes, representing all six categories of the sport, to compete at the ITU World Championship this September 13 in London, England. “We had the …

TEAM MPI EXPANDS TO MISSISSIPPI, OFFERS PORTOFINO SUNSET TRI SERIES FOR THIRD YEAR

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Multisport Performance Institute News Release: TEAM MPI EXPANDS TO MISSISSIPPI, OFFERS PORTOFINO SUNSET TRI SERIES FOR THIRD YEAR Team MPI adds USAT Certified Coach Allen Stanfield to the coaching staff and begins nine-race Portofino Sunset Tri series on April 25. Pensacola, FL – March 27, 2013 – MULTISPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (MPI), announced today that USAT Level 1 coach Allen Stanfield has joined coaches John Murray, Mark Sortino, Peter Harsch, and Dustin Yonke to provide personalized multisport and run coaching. With the addition of Stanfield, Team MPI extends its presence from the northern panhandle of Florida and San Diego regions to the Gulfport, Mississippi area. While MPI’s coached athletes span the US, this expands the group’s physical reach. Allen Stanfield is an accomplished triathlete and runner as well as the current president of Gulfport’s rapidly growing triathlon club. He earned the USAT All-American Honorable Mention distinction and has qualified the last …

TEAM MPI’S MARK SORTINO NAMED A HEAD COACH FOR TEAM USA’S PARATRIATHLON TEAM

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Multisport Performance Institute News Release: 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 …