Richard Parker   Next Level Coaching

Richard and Next Level Coaching provide individualized coaching for all triathlon distances as well as options for coaching in individual disciplines. We are available to provide detailed, custom tailored, specifically individualized training plans and coaching for all levels of athletes from entry level to advanced athletes with big goals.


Elite level triathlete with 11+ years of racing experience at all distances (sprint through Iron distance). 5x Ironman finisher and over twenty 70.3 finishes including 8 Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifications (2010-Clearwater, FL, 2013-Henderson, NV, 2015-Zell Am See, Austria, 2016-Queensland, Australia, 2017-Chattanooga, TN, 2018-Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2019-Nice, France, 2020-Taupo, New Zealand).

In 2017, represented the US at the Multisport World Championship in Penticton, Canada for the draft legal short course duathlon event and placed 4th from the US. 6x USAT All American (2013-2018) and ranked 1st in Louisiana and 3rd in the South Midwest region for 2018 in 45-49 age group. 2017 first in Louisiana in 40-44 age group.

5x Ironman All World athlete (2018 & 2017 Gold, 2016-2014 Silver).

7x Boston Marathon qualifier, 3x finisher. New York City Marathon time qualifier and finisher (2017). 14x marathon finisher.

Many Masters wins and age group places at all distances including podium finishes at 2014 Ironman 70.3 Augusta (4th), 2018 Ironman New Orleans 70.3 (3rd), and Ironman 70.3 Muncie (3rd). Many overall wins in road running events, duathlons, and triathlons. 2014 RRCA 4 mile masters state champion.

Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Coach.

Personal and group coaching experience.


Lacombe, LA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels



1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Run Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN



Athlete Requirements

TrainingPeaks account, heart rate monitor, power meter


P.O. Box 1037
Lacombe, LA
United States