Duane Franks   Trifiniti

Coach D has over 30 years experience coaching athletes of all abilities for sprint to ultra distance events. His articles and training plans have been featured in Triathlon and Competitor Magazines. Individual Coaching $205/month. Ideal for athletes looking for long term planning and race selection, customized structured daily workouts, informative feedback and on-going support. .


A triathlon pioneer, Duane Franks, MS has competed since 1981. He is a 23 time Ironman finisher, 5-time Hawaii World Championship Competitor, Ultraman, Wildflower age group winner and member of Team USA. In 1984 he organized the nation’s first collegiate triathlon team and is a founding member of the Golden Gate Triathlon Club. Coach D has coached individuals and groups of all abilities. His age group athletes have won several major races in the US and Europe, including National and World Championships and the Ironman Championship in Hawaii. Hundreds of athletes have completed Ironman events under his coaching. In addition to triathlon, Coach D has designed and managed fitness facilities at 5-Star resorts, commercial clubs and major corporations. He holds a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology is a USA Triathlon Certified Level 2 Coach, Certified Ironman University Coach and is a Certified Fitness Director by the American College of Sports Medicine. He is a contributing author for Triathlete magazine and other publications.


Fairfax, CA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Intermediate, Advanced


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Nutrition, Training Camps, Run Analysis, Swim Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Duathlon, Swimming, Corporate Wellness




41 Belmont Ave
Fairfax, CA
United States