Sara Larson   One Step Beyond

I am a former Collegiate distance runner and current Elite Age Group triathlete competing in triathlons of distances from sprints to Full Ironman. I have over 10 years of coaching experience with people ages 6-60 and ability levels from beginners to State Qualifiers. I enjoy introducing folks to running and the sport of triathlon and helping athletes improve to meet their personal goals.


About me as an athlete: I was a State Champion in the 800/1600 and an All-State Cross Country Runner in High School. I competed in Cross Country and Track for the University of South Carolina and was part of the Indoor 4x800 school record holding relay team.

I have been a part of the Elite Triangle Triathlon Team for the past 5 years. I have competed at USAT Age Group Nationals multiple times and have qualified for Team USA at the Olympic distance. I have also competed at Ironman 70.3 World Championship. To date I have completed 3 Full Ironman races, all of my times under 11:30 and 1 with a marathon split of 3:41.

My Certifications: I have Coaching Certifications with USA Track and Field: Level 2 for Endurance Runners, USA Triathlon: Level 1 for Adults, and USA Triathlon Youth and Juniors.

My Coaching Experience: I enjoy working with athletes one on one as well as in group situations. I also enjoy working with folks of all ages. I have Coached Track and Cross Country for 6 years, and have Coached a youth triathlon team for 2 years. I also started a Triathlon Club at the High School where I currently Coach Track and XC. I have also done individual training with adults and a women's triathlon group training program as well.

My Philosophy: My goal as a coach is to give my athlete's the tools they will need to stay active for their entire lives. Staying active helps people to stay healthy physically, mentally and emotionally.


Chapel Hill, NC
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Run Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, High School Cross Country




Chapel Hill, NC
United States