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Charley Perez

Charley Perez founded the Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club in 2003 and continues to be the driving force behind the ongoing operations of the club. As one of the active coaches for RMTC, he prepares and leads the weekly group workouts.  Since 2001, he has been one of the active coaches for the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s, Team in Training, Triathlon team, which spurred the beginnings of RMTC.  Charley is a USAT Certified Coach and through his own company, CP Fitness and Training, he provides individual training plans for triathletes, runners, swimmers, and cyclists.  While in graduate school at Wichita State University, Charley worked 3 years as an assistant track and cross-country coach with the middle and long distance runners. While serving in the Peace Corps, Charley served as an assistant coach to the late Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand’s famed National Coach.

 

Charley has always found time to dedicate himself to his passion - competitive athletics. He has been a life long runner, competing in high school and college track and cross-country. As an accomplished marathoner, in 1982, he completed the Boston Marathon. In 1998, as a veteran competing in the 50-54 year old division, Charley earned three National Championships and two 2nd place finishes at the National Master's Track Meet in Orono, Maine. In 1993, he completed his first triathlon and after many years of competing in Sprint, Olympic and Half-Ironman distances, he qualified for the 2003 Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, where he placed second in the 55-59 age group division and was the only American in the top 5. In 2005, he finished 5th at the Age Group ITU Olympic Distance World Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Inside Triathlon Magazine ranked Charley the top triathlete in his age group in 2003 and in 2005, he was ranked in the top five. USAT consistently awards Charley All-American Honors in their yearly rankings.

 

Charley hopes to assist you to attain your maximum fitness level and hopes to provide all the support and structure you will need to accomplish your training goals.

 

mary

Mary Carey began her coaching career in 2001 as a marathon and triathlon coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program (TNT), the world’s largest and most successful endurance-training program. She has coached dozens of athletes to marathon and half-marathon completion and hundreds of athletes to triathlon finishes. Mary’s personal clients strive to achieve personal bests in half marathons and marathons as well as triathlons of all distances – from sprint to Iron distance. Specializing in beginner and intermediate athletes, her goal is to help people realize their fitness dreams through endurance sports – completing a marathon, completing a triathlon, or just adopting a healthier lifestyle. As a personal coach, Mary’s philosophy is that running and triathlon are exciting ways to achieve goals, build self-confidence, stay active and fit, have fun and meet great people. Whether her clients are first-timers or athletes striving for personal bests, Mary can provide the framework for success. Mary is married with 2 daughters, and a husband who sometimes wishes he was as fast as her in the pool.

PeteAlfino

Coach Pete Alfino is the owner and founder of Mile High Multisport, LLC.  He has been involved in the multisport community since 1988 when he completed his first triathlon. He has experienced firsthand the growth and development of the sport of triathlon over the years. Coach Pete provides each of his clients’ individual attention and creates personalized training plans which meet the needs of his clients. Coach Pete believes anything is possible with a well written plan and the commitment of the athlete.  Pete has experience coaching the first time athlete as well as elite athletes.  His ability to effectively interact with athletes of all ages and abilities separates him from his peers as one of the top coaches in the country.

KathyCoachingAlfino Coach Kathy Alfino is the co-owner of Mile High Multisport, LLC.  She has been involved in the multisport community since 1983 and is proud to be a pioneer of the sport. Kathy has an extensive race profile at all distances and is well recognized and respected in the triathlon community, as an athlete and a coach.  Kathy has successfully worked with clients of all ages and abilities.   She holds a masters degree in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation and undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and Nursing.   As a working mother of two, a successful athlete and wife, she has the hands on knowledge and expertise to help her clients reach their multisport goals.  Kathy is living proof that women can achieve success on many different levels including sports.
MattSmith

Coach Matt resides in Denver, Colorado and has been actively involved in competitive endurance and multisport racing and training for over 10 years. Matt grew up as a distance swimmer competing at the state level in the 500/1500 freestyle events, as well as riding mountain bikes and running for his high school cross country team (ranked 13th out of 14 participants).

His multisport career really started after a sedentary college experience.  Upon graduating at 235lbs and deciding that he needed something to motivate him to get in better shape and live a healthier lifestyle, Matt signed up for his first triathlon.  Since winning his first X-Terra sprint race, he went on to qualify for X-Terra National Championships, then went after a lifelong dream of completing an Ironman and switched to the road.

Matt has competed in the Ironman World Championships, placing 13th in his age group, is a 3 time winner of the Steamboat Springs triathlon and hold the course record.  Coach Matt is well known in the local triathlon community and can typically be found post race on the podium.   Matt and his wife, Molly, both are officers in the Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club and race for the Runner’s Roost triathlon team.  He is a small business owner and involved in the local and international community as a volunteer. Coach Matt serves the state of Colorado on the Governor’s Workforce Development Council and has travelled to Yetobon Ethiopia to build sustainable economic development program. He continues to be involved locally through the Cunningham Foundation.

Throughout his career, Matt has been committed to developing people and coaching and holds a master’s degree in leadership and personal development.  He continues to learn personally and is especially interested in nutrition and diet for athletes focusing on sustainable, local and organic foods. Coach Matt looks forward to sharing is knowledge of the sport with his clients.

BrianLeonard

Coach Brian resides in Denver, Colorado and has been actively involved in the competitive endurance community, training, and racing for over 10 years. Brian grew up as an active soccer and track athlete in Upstate New York where he competed on both the regional and state levels.

His multisport career started as a result of being a frustrated injury prone marathoner and seeing the need for greater diversity in his training for both his body and his mind. Brian competed in his first sprint triathlon in the fall of 2008 and just 14 months later he had completed two more Olympic distances, a half iron distance, qualified and raced at USAT Age Group Nationals, and completed his first full Iron distance triathlon in Panama City, FL.

Since then Brian has competed in multiple race distances and venues across the U.S., qualified for USAT Age Group Nationals every year, qualified for the Boston Marathon at the New York City Marathon in November of 2010, and has began coaching new and veteran athletes to their own PR’s.

Brian is new to the Denver area, but brings a vast amount of endurance and multisport experience from various parts of the country and is a USAT Level 1 Certified coach. He has a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Masters in Business, combining his passion for human physiology and business through his work in the Air Medical industry. He enjoys working with athletes of all skill levels from top age group podium finisher to new beginners looking to enjoy the sport and improve their overall fitness and performance. He is consistently looking to better himself and his clients through his connections with the multisport community as well as further continued education, ensuring to bring the best and most enhancing tools and information to his clients.