Torsten Abel   T3 triathlon training

T3 helps you "transition to the next level".

T3 coach Torsten Abel has been coaching since 2006 (2x Pro Winner of Escape from Alcatraz, ITU Pro LC World Title, 8th IM Kona, 70.3+IM AG podiums).

Torsten is a former pro triathlete (ITU World Cup 99-04, 70.3 & IM 05-12) & endurance enthusiast since 1990.

Successful with beginners, advanced, pros, busy people & executives.

T3 provides dedicated & personalized expert coaching support.

T3 strives to deliver the best service & results every time.


I began my own triathlon career in 1991, competed in over 300 triathlons worldwide and won over 30 triathlons at the elite amateur and professional level.

German Junior National Team 1993/94
ITU World Cups (Short Distance) 1999-2004
70.3 & Ironman Pro triathlete 2005-2012

Personal records:
Olympic non-drafting 1:49h [17:30- 58- 32:30min]
ITU (drafting) 1:39h
70.3 3:47h
Ironman 8:16h (IM Arizona)
13.1 1:09h (open)
Marathon 2:48h (Ironman Arizona) 2:52h (Ironman Kona)
56mi 2:03h (70.3 World's)
112mi 4:31h
Swim (1500m 16:50min | 1.2 mi 22:30min | 2.4 mi 46min)

Top 25 Ironman Hawaii (8:42h), 5x time Kona qualifier (pro)

2nd IM Canada, 3rd IM Arizona,3rd IM Switzerland..

Coaching success:

1st ITU Pro Long Course World's (Leanda Cave) '07
1st,2nd Pro Escape from Alcatraz (L. Cave) '07+'08+'09
3rd Pro 70.3 World's (L.Cave) '07
8th Pro Ironman Kona (L.Cave) '07
1st Pro Int. Santa Cruz (K. Withrow) '13
1st Junior Elite US Xterra Champion (J.Olmstedt) '09
3rd Junior Elite Xterra World's (J.Olmstedt) '08

1st 40k TT Pro Female AZ State Champion (Lisa Roberts, USA)
9th ITU LC World's (Lisa Roberts, USA) '10
1st AG (35-39) 70.3 Tempe Robin Watson '15
1st AG (35-39) 70.3 Vineman Robin Watson '16
3rd AG (35-39) IM Arizona Robin Watson '16
1st AG (40-44) 70.3 FL Cobi Morales '16
1st AG (18-24) 70.3 FL Joan Rutledge '16

*Numerous first time Ironman finishers,IM Hawaii & 70.3 World's qualifier, USA AG Nationals & World's qualifier and medal winners.


San Rafael , CA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


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

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA, Swimming, Personal Training


English, German

Athlete Requirements

I enjoy working with athletes who are motivated, dedicated, passionate and eager to learn and achieve goals.


San Rafael , CA
United States