Lisbeth Kristensen

Lisbeth Kristensen is a former World Champion, two time European Champion and a multiple Ironman winner. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark Lisbeth specialises in triathlon and endurance sport coaching. Lisbeth speaks English, French and Danish.

Triathlon and coaching have always played a big part of my life. More and more people are discovering what a great sport triathlon is and my coaching will help you optimise your training and achieve the best race performances. I’m a strong believer that consistent training will help you perform at your maximum. Lisbeth Kristensen

Lisbeth Kristensen Coaching


I’ve been involved in triathlon for almost 2 decades and as a former elite athlete, I’ve been a World Champion, a two-time European Champion and have won several Ironman and Ironman distance races. I trained under legendary triathlon coach Brett Sutton and with his squad of elite athletes for more than 10 years. So I know what it takes to perform at your best. I have been coaching since I was 14 and have a degree in sport’s science. I’m proud to be part of the coaching team and I hope you can benefit from my training and race experiences. Now I’d like to share my experience and knowledge with you:

  • Danish National Team member from 1995 to 2010
  • World’s fastest Ironman distance debut  in (2000)
  • World Champion ITU Long Distance (2001)
  • Two time European Champion long distance (2004, 2006)
  • Brett Sutton trained athlete for more than 10 years
  • Trained side-by-side with Triathlon legends such as: Nicola Spirig, Emma Snowsill, Loretta Harrop, Caroline Steffen and many more
  • 2 year degree in sports science from  University of Copenhagen
  • Mother of Astrid and Jakob, so I know what it’s like to have a busy schedule!
  • TeamTBB online coach between 2012-2013
I am really enjoying being coached by Lisbeth. Every session is different and training never gets boring. I have seen a steady improvement in my performance since I started working with Lisbeth and look forward to seeing how much better I can be while following her plans. It’s great to have someone with years of experience as a professional advising you on your training and racing. She has a really positive outlook which is infectious and understands the pressures an Age Grouper has balancing training with working and will tailor your plan to suit your schedule without you having to stress out about it, which is really important.  Kitty Perle

Years Experience

World Champion Qualifiers

Ironman Finishers

Age Group Podiums Athletes

Maurice Inzirillo

Maurice Inzirillo

Ironman World Championship Qualifier
Melanie Baumann

Melanie Baumann

6 AG wins at Half Distance races, Ironman 70.3 Kronborg 2016 Winner (AG race), Multiple Gold AWA, qualified for 70.3 World Champs 2016+2017 and Kona 2016.

Aleks Nedelkovski

Aleks Nedelkovski

Stay healthy, have fun, go Sub-10, qualify for Kona one day.
Fernando Palhares

Fernando Palhares

Ironman 70.3 World Championship finisher

Following my dreams and goals with passion is essential to me. I don’t take for granted having a coach sharing that same passion with me and understanding that every athlete is different! I get into training every day, motivated, having fun and convinced that what’s on the program is right for me! Thank you, Lisbeth, for getting me back on track and helping me in achieving my goals, I’m sure it’ll pay off!

Melanie Baumann

The Blame Game

“If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.” T.S. Eliot If you’ve ever listened to athletes talk about their performances after an event or write about them in their “race reports” posted on social media,...

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Who had the best Triathlon series and why?

Sutto Squad enjoying Alpe d'Huez (Sylvain, Luke, Marc, Ben and Chippy). Photo Credit: 220 Magazine Every athlete asks me at some stage should I do the Ironman races or Challenge? What about the newer ones such as Outlaw, the older independent races, or the ITU series...

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Should I do the Birthday Set?

The posting of Nicola and Celine’s birthday party set brought a number of enquiries from members of our trisutto family? Coach why didn’t we join the swim party? How come I had my birthday set and you gave me 48x100s?  I wanted to do The Birthday Set! So let’s look at...

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Contact Lisbeth

If you are interested in training with Lisbeth, feel free to contact us at anytime via the Live Chat button (envelope bottom right).