Rafael Baugh   Front Runner Sports Management

A physiotherapist since 2000 and Accredited Athletics and Triathlon Coach since 2006, Rafael has extensive experience working with athletes, national federations and corporate groups to optimise endurance performance systems.

A former ITU World #3 Professional duathlete, he has a special interest in the physiological, biomechanical and psychological upskilling of athletes in Marathon and Multi-sport.

To date, he has coached over 36 sub 3hr Marathoners and 4 sub 9hr IM competitors.


The Front Runner "Integrated Endurance System" focusses on the longitudinal development of each athletes Physiology, Psychology and Biomechanics.

Utilising a rare combination of skills and experience as a world class physiotherapist, coach and athlete, Raf consults to athletes, health and coaching professionals, organisations and stakeholders collaboratively and effectively to improve systems and optimise outcomes.

As a Physiotherapist since 2000, Raf has extensive experience with a range of National and Professional Sporting teams including Track and Field, Basketball and Hockey. This provides a sound framework for optimising biomechanics in individuals or groups while balancing risk.

An accredited Athletics and Triathlon Coach since 2006, Raf has a sound understanding of endurance physiology and extensive practical experience in developing athletes from entry level through to world age group champions, elite professionals and WC qualification.

In an elite athletic career spanning over a decade he won 18 professional Duathlon events around the world, representing Australia at 4 Pro World Duathlon Championships. His best major championship performances where 6th at the ITU World Championships (2009), 3rd at the ITU European Championships (2011) with a peak end of year world ranking of #3 (2009). He is also an 8* State Champion in Track and Field and Cross Coutry.



Preferred Athlete Levels

Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Remote Coaching, Training Camps, Run Analysis, Biochemical Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, High School Cross Country, Corporate Wellness



Athlete Requirements

My aim is to work with clients and groups who have a clear and identifiable SMART performance outcome which I can assist them in achieving.