Mary Beth Ellis

Mary Beth Ellis is one of the USA’s most decorated long distance triathletes. A member of the US National Team for 4 years, during her career she was an elite ITU racer as well as Top 5 Ironman World Championship finisher. Mary Beth Ellis runs her Trisutto.com coaching program in Andover Massachusetts in the USA and speaks English.

While I have only been a professional triathlete since 2006, I have been a lifelong competitive athlete competing as an elite NCAA Division I swimmer and runner at University. After receiving my degree in Engineering, I continued to compete as a runner for my final year of eligibility and received my Masters in Marketing. In addition post college, while working in marketing, I competed as an elite marathon runner and finished 2nd in the Philadelphia marathon qualifying for the US Olympic trials so I understand the work/life balance that many age groupers struggle with on a daily basis.

I’ve been coached and worked directly with Brett Sutton since 2011, when I embarked on my long distance triathlon career. We were able to work together to achieve much success. My goal is to become the USA’s top age group and elite triathlon coaches and be able to reach and help as many athletes as I can. I’m proud to join Trisutto.com use the principles of training that have been so successful with not only me but many of the world top champion athletes.

Mary Beth Ellis

Coach Mary Beth

 

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.

 

Years Experience

Ironman Wins

Ironman Podiums

World Championships

Championship Highlights

As a coach my athletes are often interested in my past race career. I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to achieve in a career that started in 2006! Below are some of my major highlights:

ITU World Champion in 2015 and 10 official IRONMAN titles all over the world. IRONMAN results:

  • 1st Ironman Mt Tremblant (Course Record) North American Championships 2013, 2015 & 2016
  • 1st Ironman Maastricht 2016 (Course Record)
  • 1st Ironman New York City North American Championships 2012 (Course Record)
  • 1st Ironman France 2013 (Course Record)
  • 1st Ironman Austria 2011 (Course Record and American Record and Fastest Debut Ironman)
  • 1st Ironman Canada 2011 (Course Record)
  • 1st Ironman Texas 2012 (Course Record)
  • 1st Ironman Regensburg 2011
  • 1st Ironman Cozumel 2012
  • 5th Ironman Hawaii World Championship 2012
  • 9th Ironman Hawaii World Championships 2014
  • 5th Ironman European Champs 2009
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  • 2nd Ironman Switzerland 2015
  • 2nd Ironman Melbourne Asia Pacific Championships 2014

IRONMAN 70.3 and other half distance race results:

  • 2nd 70.3 World Championship 2009 & 2008
  • 1st Ironman 70.3 Singapore 2011, 2012
  • 1st Ironman 70.3 Florida 2013
  • 1st Ironman 70.3 France 2012
  • 1st Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens 2008
  • 2nd Ironman 70.3 St. Croix 2012
  • 2nd Ironman 70.3 Mooseman 2012
  • 2nd Challenge Half Austria 2012
  • 2nd Wildflower 2011

Other Professional podium results:

  • 1st ITU World Championships Long Distance 2014
  • 1st ITU Pan American Championships 2009
  • 1st ITU Continental Cup Kelowna 2006
  • 1st Alp d’Huez Triathlon 2012, 2013
  • 1st Escape from Alcatraz 2009
  • 1st Boulder Peak Triathlon 2009
  • 1st 5150 Kansas 2014
  • 2nd LA Triathlon 2006
  • 2nd Escape from Alcatraz 2010
  • 2nd Boulder Peak Triathlon 2006
  • 2nd Alp d’Huez Triathlon 2011, 2015
  • 6th US Olympic Triathlon Team Trials 2008

Coaching Plans

Developing the tools for success

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Swim Challenged

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Courageous Athletes; Proud Coaches!

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Rise of the Super Mums: From Triathlon to Marathon

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The Explosion Of Testing!

Athletes training at St Moritz this summer. With many athletes resuming training after a deserved end of season break, we at Trisutto have been taken aback with the amount of new age group athletes inquiring about which 'performance' tests they need to complete before...

Contact Mary Beth

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