Coach Profile: Mary Beth Ellis
Mary Beth Ellis is one of the USA’s most decorated long distance triathletes. Over her career, MBE won a world championship title at the 2015 ITU long distance championships, won 11 Ironman titles around the globe - 7 in course record time, was 2nd at the 70.3 World Championships twice, and 5th at the Ironman World Championships. MBE started her career racing short distance and was a member of the US National Team prior to racing long distance.
Description of Mary Beth Ellis
I have been racing triathlons since I was 28 years old when a diagnosis of osteoarthritis forced to me abandon marathon running for triathlon. I started my career racing ITU Olympic distance races as well as non-drafting Olympic distance events working with the US National team for four years. During this time I received tremendous support from USAT and was able to win a Pan American title, reach several cup podiums and compete in the World Championships. In 2008, I started racing 70.3 distance events and had success quickly with a 2nd at the World Championships in 2008 and 2009. After an injury plagued 2010, I joined Brett Sutton in 2011 and embarked on my Ironman career. Together with Brett, I have won 10 Ironman titles, an ITU long distance world title, and finished in the top 5 at the Ironman World Championships. As an athlete who raced the Hawaii World Championships 5 times and making every mistake there I know what it takes for athletes to get there and succeed. While I am just embarking on my coaching career, I have the best mentor in the sport with Brett Sutton. As an athlete, I have had the opportunity to learn from the top triathlete coach in the world and will continue to learn from him as I embark on my coaching career. From my home base in the USA, I look forward to passing on my knowledge to other athletes and relish the opportunity to help them succeed. I have been known as a tenacious honey badger in the triathlon scene for some time and I will definitely apply the same grit and determination to ensure that my athletes reach their goals. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Why do you work with Trisutto?
I’m proud to join Trisutto.com and use the principles of training that have been so successful with not only me but many of the world top champion athletes.