Coach Profile: Mirjam Weerd
Mirjam Weerd is an Ironman, Challenge and 5x Dutch National Champion and one of the Netherlands most successful long distance athletes. With 8 years of international race experience, Mirjam is based in the Netherlands and speaks Dutch, English and German.
Description of Mirjam Weerd
After having played waterpolo for over ten years I took up triathlon in my late twenties. Somehow I’ve always started late with everything. But that never kept me from learning all there is to know about a sport and to get the best out of myself. In my first attempt at a 70.3 IRONMAN at Monaco I found myself qualified for the big dance at the World Championships in Kona a year later. That race became my first full distance triathlon. Needless to say I was hooked. It marked the beginning of many top 5 places at both IRONMAN and Challenge races, a personal best of 9.02.31 at Challenge Roth, a big international win at Challenge Denmark and five Dutch national titles over the middle and long distance.
What have you achieved in your coaching career?
Every athlete has his or her own goals. From beginner athlete to professional athlete. Whether that is setting a personal best on the olympic distance, getting to the finishline of your first full triathlon distance or making it as a professional triathete, I'm happy to help you achieve it. At this point I've helped athletes doing just that: achieving their goals. Succes is based on your ability and being the best athlete you can be.
Why do you work with Trisutto?
With the Trisutto philosophy everything I have learned in my own amateur and professional career as an athlete has come together. The practical, efficient and personal approach suits my own beliefs and ideas and allows me to pass them on with full confidence to my athletes.