Torsten Abel   T3 triathlon coaching

Since 1990 Torsten has been training, racing, coaching and winning with his triathletes. Torsten's passion, dedication, attention to detail and understanding of the sport has been a winning formula for all his athletes. 

Torsten know's how to train properly and what it takes to transition to the next level in triathlons. 

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

1st LC WC '07 (L.Cave)
1st 70.3 China '17 (M.Robbins)


By living & traveling around the world for many years as a pro triathlete ,Torsten has gathered invaluable insights into the sport, and beyond. He has trained & lived with the biggest names in triathlon. Torsten has worked with some of the world's best triathlon coaches. His coaching methods & philosophy are rooted in all these experiences. 

Torsten's coaching philosophy concentrates on developing a sincere athlete/coach relationship. The training plan is crafted to suit the needs of a broad variety of athletes -beginner to elite- and to provide the tools to excel in triathlons. 

T3 offers much more than just a training program. A sincere and successful athlete/coach relationship creates positive waves that inevitably affect everyone who surround the athlete & coach -like family, friends and co-workers.

"When I coach athletes I consider that I work with someone who has a family, friends, a job or business to manage, and I pay tribute to it. Coaching becomes an art because I have to ensure that my athlete maintains a balanced life and enjoys the journey towards achieving triathlon goals."

OD non-drafting 1:49h [17:30/58/ 32:30]
ITU (drafting) 1:39h
70.3 3:47h
IM AZ 8:16h
13.1 1:09h
Marathon 2:48h (IM AZ) 2:52h (IM Kona)
56mi 2:03h
112mi 4:31h
Swim (1500m 16:50min | 1.2 mi 22:30min | 2.4 mi 46min)
Top 25 IM Kona (8:42h), 5x IM Kona qualifier (pro)
2nd IM Canada, 3rd IM AZ ,3rd IM Switzerland
3 x ITU World Cups Starts
Junior German National Team


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