Ryan Falkenrath, USAT Level 1 Coach, IRONMAN U Certified Coach, IRONMAN U Regional Coach Board   www.SetThePaceTriathlon.com

I am focused on getting athletes with zero experience to the finish line of their first triathlon and helping experienced athletes get to the next level. Athletes goals are my #1 priority when I develop training plans and implement practices into workouts. If you’re not happy, I’m not happy!


I’m a Kansas City (Olathe suburb on the Kansas side) product, raised in Olathe, and attended KU for college (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) where I obtained two degrees in engineering. I reside in Olathe now with my wife, 3 kids and 1 dog.

Around 2001 I started running 5k’s up to ½ marathons. I had always worked out with weight training, running and mountain biking since high school football. Mountain biking and running lead me to running off-road duathlons and a few mountain bike races in 2002. In 2003 I signed up for a duathlon, not realizing I would need a road bike, which I did not own at the time. I borrowed someone’s steel road bike and placed 2nd in my age group. I was hooked on on-road duathlons and running races while despising swimming. In 2005 I ran my first triathlon and have been racing ever since overcoming my disdain for the water.

Key Achievements:

  • 12 x marathon finisher (PR 3:28:17)
  • 13 x Half IRONMAN finisher (PR 5:01:01)
  • 7 x Full IRONMAN finisher (PR 11:48:00)
  • Multiple sprint, olympic and long course triathlon finishes
  • 2014, 2018 All World Athlete qualified for IRONMAN events
  • 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Olympic Distance USAT Age Group National Championship Qualifier
  • 2017 Olympic Distance USAT Age Group National Championship Competitor

Key Credentials:

  • USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach
  • IRONMAN University Certified Coach
  • Masters Swim Instructor


Olathe, KS
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Training Camps, Run Analysis, Swim Analysis, Biochemical Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Mountain Biking, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA, Swimming, Personal Training, Adventure Racing




Olathe, KS
United States