Mat O'Halloran | Skedufit
Mat O'Halloran
Coach
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Name: 
Mat O'Halloran
Country: 
Canada
City: 
Burnaby
Role: 
Coach
Gender: 
Male
Team: 
Skedufit
Level: 
Age group
Language: 
English
Since: 
January 8, 2018
Mat O'Halloran
COACHING PROFILE

I'm the former coach of the Qatar National Triathlon team, & coach online athletes of various abilities around the globe. I still compete sparsely to stay active & in touch with what I preach. My coaching approach is pragmatic, progressive & individualized. I emphasize that my athletes don't follow my programs – but rather, my programs follow my athletes, according to their objectives, physiology, psychology, & feedback.

ATHLETE PROFILE

I started triathlon in the fall of 2000 after being inspired by Simon Whitfield’s victory at the Sydney Olympics & Peter Reid’s win in @ The Kona Ironman World Championships a month later. I have been living & breathing triathlon ever since. I come from a strong swimming background, with The Island Swimming Club in Victoria, British-Columbia. During this period, I trained regularly with eventual 2 X Olympic Medalist (1500m freestyle) Ryan Cochrane.

I was a resident athlete at The PacificSport Canadian National Triathlon Center for 4 years. As well to represent Canada @ 3 Junior Elite World Championships. I then spend 6 months training @ The High Altitude Training Center in the Kenyan village of Iten, with some of the top runners/coaches in the world. Soon after, I turned pro with TeamTBB & achieved top 5 performances in officially sanctioned  ITU, 5i50, 70.3 & Ironman events. The highlights were winning an ITU Long Distance World Cup, being ranked 14th in the world in the ITU Long Distance rankings @ the end of 2008, & finishing 2nd @ the Laguna Phuket Triathlon (The Race of Legends) to the then reigning Olympic Champion, as well to future Ironman World Champion, & world record holder, Jan Frodeno.

I started coaching in 2009, & have been doing it full-time since 2013. I've trained various corporate age group teams for on-going years, as well as an elite development team for 4 years that was sponsored by Alaska Milk Corporation, & National Team athletes for the Philippines & Indonesia. Then over the years, I have organized, promote, hosted or co-hosted training camps in Spain, South Korea, The Philippines, & Malaysia. Recently I was the head coach of The TriClub Doha in Qatar, with 500+ members.

Performance aside, I work with numerous age groupers who are simply looking to live a healthier lifestyle, stay injury-free, enjoy the process/races or even follow a walk/run program. I believe that the greatest positive aspect of triathlon is that almost anybody can do it, and into very late adulthood!

I use the popular online training software TrainingPeaks to organize/customize my athlete's day-to-day schedule & Garmin Connect to monitor their activities. I'm also a regular user of bio-feedback for: swimming - cycling - running. As well as enjoying discussing a simple, healthy, & logical approach to general/sports nutrition.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS AS A COACH

➜ National coach | Asian Games, World Beach Games & South East Asian Games
➜ National team manager | ITU Grand Final and ITU Multisport Worlds
➜ 2014 AsiaTri Coach of The Year
➜ 14 Elite National Champions
➜ Multiple Kona IM World Championships Qualifications
➜ Top 10 elite or junior elite at The Asian Triathlon / Duathlon Championships
➜ Multiple Boston Marathon qualifiers and UTMB series competitors 
➜ Coached several ultra-athletes / adventure racers to misc podiums in small events

WHY I WORK WITH TRISUTTO

I trained under head coach Brett Sutton as a pro triathlete between 2007 & 2013. His training philosophies are a major component of my coaching approach. As well as what I learned while training/living during multiple/extended training camps with top triathletes/duathletes, that included ITU, Ironman, World, & Olympic Champion athletes.

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