Torsten Abel   T3 triathlon coaching

Torsten coaches pros, 70.3 WC & IM Kona qualifiers, World & National champions, AG athletes, groups and everyone who wants to get into and stay in shape.

He is a former professional triathlete with outstanding results (top 25 Kona, IM 8:16h, 70.3 3:47h, OD 1:49h).
Since '06 he has helped triathletes, runners & cyclists to transition to a higher level incl. L.Cave, Lisa Roberts & K. Withdraw.

He offers 1:1 and tailored training plans starting from $200/mo, as well as corporate fitness programs.


Torsten began his triathlon career in 1991, competed in over 200 triathlons worldwide & 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 IM Hawaii (8:42h), 5x IM 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 (Kelsey 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 R. Watson '16
3rd AG (35-39) IM Arizona R. Watson '16
1st AG (40-44) 70.3 FL Cobi Morales '16
1st AG (18-24) 70.3 FL Joan Rutledge '16

2nd AG (35-39) Felicity Joyce 70.3 Santa Rosa

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


San Anselmo, 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, Corporate Wellness


English, German

Athlete Requirements

Motivated and committed to training & goals, HR monitor, GPS and (ideally), bike power meter .


San Anselmo, CA
United States