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 Dark Horse Triathlon Athlete Results



First and foremost, the results of our athletes are from the hard work and consistency of the athlete, and communication with their coach. In each of the past 11 years, we have had at least one athlete qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. In '13, '14,'15, '17 & '18 we had three athletes racing there. in 2016 and 2019 we had 6 & 7 athletes in Kona, respectively. In 2022, we will have a minimum of 7 athletes in Kona. In '13,  '14, '15, '16, '17, '18, '19, '20, and '21, we have had athletes qualify for world championship races in distances from sprint to Ironman distance.


We've had representation at USAT AG National Champs, Xterra World Champs, ITU Long Course Duathlon World Champs, Ironman 70.3 World Champs and Ironman World Champs. In 2015 alone, roughly half of our athletes who have competed in Ironman and/or Ironman 70.3 events have finished on the podium, including two at the Ironman World Championship in Kona.  When we add in other branded events and distances, that percentage nears 75%....and the trend continues well into 2021 and beyond. If you want to get fast and set new PRs, you've come to the right place!


Some of our recent results include:

Ginny Cataldi: 
*1st place, W40-44 Ironman Maryland
*1st place, W40-44 Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid
*1st place, W40-44 Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa (70.3 WCQ)
*1st place, W40-44, W45-49 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
*9th place, W40-44 2017 Ironman World Championship
*5th place, W40-44 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship


Garrett Bowers:
*5th place, M40-44 Ironman Chattanooga 

*4th place, M45-49 Ironman Louisville (KQ)

*2nd place, M45-49 Ironman 70.3 Augusta (70.3 WCQ)

*4th place overall, Iceland Extreme Triathlon

Lucy Brash:

*3:02 2021 Boston Marathon

*3rd place, W30-34, Ironman Arizona

*1st place, W30-34, Ironman 70.3 Augusta

*1st place, W30-34, Ironman 70.3 Oceanside (Overall Amateur Champ)

*2nd place, W30-34, Ironman 70.3 Maine

*3rd place, W25-29, Ironman 70.3 Boulder

*1st place, W25-29, Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City


Lindsey McIver:
*4th place, F35-39, Ironman 70.3 Musselman (WCQ)

*1st place OA, White Lake Sprint
*3rd place OA, Triangle Sprint
*2nd place OA, Cary Short Course Duathlon
*4th place OA, White Lake Olympic

*6th place, W35-39, Ironman 70.3 North Carolina

Kara Bonneau:

*6th place, W35-39 Ironman Louisville

*3rd place, W40-44, Ironman 70.3 North Carolina
*4th place, W35-39 Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
*3rd place, W35-39 Ironman 70.3 North Carolina

*3rd place, W40-44 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

John Littlewood:

*2nd place, M40-44, Ironman Arizona (KQ)

*3rd place, M35-39, Ironman Arizona, (KQ)

*2nd place, M35-39, Ironman 70.3 Timberman

Trish Byron:
*5th place, W55-59, Ironman Maryland
*8th place, W55-59, Ironman 70.3 Maine
*5th place, W55-59 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

Zach Looney:
*1st place, M25-29, Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
*1st place, M25-29, Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

*4th place M25-29, Ironman Arizona

*3rd place, M25-29, Ironman Santa Rosa

Natalie Grabow:

*4th place, W70-74, 2018 Ironman World Championship

*1at place, W70-74, Ironman Maryland (KQ)

*1st place, W70-74, Ironman 70.3 Boulder

*1st place, W70-74, Ironman Santa Rosa (KQ)
*1st place, W70-74, Ironman 70.3 Oceanside
*3rd place, W70-74, 2017 Ironman World Championship 
*2nd place, W70-74, 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship 
*1st place, W70-74, 2016 Ironman World Championship 

Lindsey DeNeen:
*1st place, W45-49, Ironman Tulsa (KQ)

*2nd place, W40-44, Ironman Texas (KQ)

*2nd place overall, 2021 Harvest Moon Long Course Triathlon

Colleen Capper: 
*2nd place, W60-64, Ironman Texas

*1st place, W55-59, Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga

*1st place, W55-59, Ironman Boulder (KQ)

*1st place, W55-59, Ironman Texas (KQ)

*4th place, W55-59, Ironman World Championship

*1st place, W50-54, Ironman Canada (KQ)

*1st place, W50-54, Ironman Cozumel (KQ)

John Cline:
*2nd place, M40-44, Ironman 70.3 North Carolina (WCQ)

*5th place, M40-44, Ironman Tulsa (KQ)

*2nd place, M40-44, Ironman 70.3 Florida (WCQ)

*3rd place, M35-49, Ironman 70.3 Connecticut (WCQ)

Kate Bongiovanni:
*5th place, W35-39, Ironman 70.3 Austin
*6th place, W35-39, Ironman 70.3 Steelhead (70.3 WCQ)

Jeff Sankoff:
*3rd place, M50-54, Ironman Indiana (KQ)

*3rd place, M50-54, Ironman 70.3 Boulder
*5th place, M50-54, Ironman Boulder (KQ)
*5th place, M50-54, Ironman 70.3 Texas

Zach Barber:
*2nd place, M50-54, Ironman 70.3 Arizona (WCQ)

*7th place, M50-54, Ironman 70.3 Oregon

Maggie Freeman:
*1st place, W50-54, Ironman Waco (KQ)
*2nd place, W50-54, Ironman Maryland (KQ)

*4th place, W50-54, Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City (WCQ)

Bancroft McMurphy:
*6th place, M45-49, Ironman Tulsa (KQ)

Marj Rinaldo:
*1st place, W25-29, Ironman Chattanooga (KQ)

*1st place, W25-29, Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

*1st place, W25-29, Ironman 70.3 Texas

Courtney Knapp:
*2nd place, W35-39, Ironman 70.3 Boulder (70.3 WCQ)

*2nd place, W35-39, Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

Sergio Gaytan:
*2nd place, M40-44, Chula Vista Challenge
*3rd place, M40-44, San Diego International 
*2nd place, M40-44 Carlsbad Triathlon

*2x Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier


The point is our athletes get are some of their thoughts:


"It's been great to see that between you, Joel Filliol (my former coach) and Brett Sutton (who's camp I'm attending), the training is so similar. More similar between you and Brett than you and Joel...So it's been really encouraging to hear that while it seems like the large majority of triathlon coaches do their own thing, your method of training is very consistent to the world's best."



"I've been coached by Steve for over a year now. My 2013 season exceeded my most optimistic expectations. I PR'ed, by a lot, at every distance and qualified for Team USA for the 2014 World AG Championships in Edmonton. Steve doesn't have any shortcuts for you but will provide you with the workouts and balance for you to exceed your goals if you are willing to put in the work. Hard to imagine that anyone could have put together a program to get more out of me than Steve has. I've used other coaches and training plans but nothing compares to the quality of Steve's coaching"




"After working with Steve for three years, I can say for certain that I have become a better athlete in all three discilpines in triathlon. With Steve's coaching, I have been able to achieve one of my biggest dreams of qualifying for Kona! If anyone wants to take their game to the next level,I highly recommend Coach Steve."




"I never thought I'd be able to do anything like be in the top 10% of my AG in IM and on the cusp of running a BQ qualifying time is simply mind-blowing to me.  So...thanks.  Thanks for helping me realize something like this: I couldn't have done it without you."




"I initially didn't want to write this because my competition might read it and hire Steve to coach them. Steve IS my secret weapon. Since hiring Steve, I have completed 3 Ironmans and won my age group and PR'd in all of them, Kona qualified in all of them, and raced to a top 10 finish in Kona. Steve is super responsive and attentive to individual athlete needs.  As an elite athlete himself, he has personally tried and tested training and racing protocols and my race outcomes show how greatly I benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience.  His data-based coaching continues to exceed my expectations and I know that working with Steve I will maximize my athletic potential and stay fresh and happy in my training and racing for years to come."




"My 70.3 World Championship race kicks off in just under 36 hours. I'm laying here on the couch wondering how this ever happened. It's been a long, challenging journey from the couch to what will be one of the most rewarding accomplishments in recent years. Thanks, Steve."




"I certainly appreciate the "art" side of your coaching - building and tapering and coasting that fitness through a pretty crazy season. I don't really know how you did that. I raced more than I have in any one season before, over more months...making it through with such consistent results is a major victory."


Older Results

*1st place AG, 2nd place OA amateur at '16 Ironman Arizona

*3rd place AG at '16 Ironman Arizona ('17 KQ)

*1st place AG at '16 Ironman World Championship ('17 KQ)

*1st place Tri Club Division 5, Ironman Arizona

*1st place AG/5th OA female & 21-minute IM PB at '16 IM Louisville ('17 KQ)

*2nd place AG/4th OA female & 23-minute IM PB at '16 IM Chattanooga ('17 KQ)

*2nd place, W40-44 Ironman Chattanooga (KQ)

*2nd place, W40-44 Ironman Arizona (KQ)

*2nd place, W40-44 Ironman 70.3 Boulder
*2nd place, W40-44 Ironman 70.3 Boulder (70.3 WCQ)
*Top 25, W40-44 2017 Ironman World Championship 

*9th & 11th place AG at '16 IM Chattanooga

*6th place AG and 13-minute 70.3 PB at '16 IM 70.3 Augusta

*1st place AG at '16 IM Mont Tremblant (KQ)

*1st place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Ohio ('17 IM 70.3 WC Qual)

*2x1st place AG & 8th place AG at '16 IM Boulder (2xKQ)

*1st place overall female at '16 IM 70.3 Atlantic City ('17 IM 70.3  WC Qual)

*1st & 2nd place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Timberman (2x'17 IM 70.3 WC Qual)

*3rd place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Calgary ('17 IM 70.3 WC Qual)

*4th & 5th place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Racine ('17 IM 70.3 WC Qual)

*4th place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Coeur d'Alene ('16 IM 70.3 WC Qual)

*1st place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant

*3rd place AG at '16 IM Lake Placid

*3rd place OA male at '16 Toughman NY 1/2

*1st place OA male at '16 106 West Quarter Distance

*2nd place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Puerto Rico

*5th place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Monterrey

*6th place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Oceanside

*2x1st place AG, 3rd place AG, 5th place AG at '16 IM 70.3 Boulder

*1st, 4th and 6th place AG finishes at '16 Ironman 70.3 Raleigh ('16 IM 70.3 WC Qual)

*6th place AG at 2015 Ironman Arizona

*3rd place AG & Kona Qualification at 2015 Ironman Florida

*2nd & 4th place AG finishes at 2015 Ironman World Championship 

*4th overall female (1st amateur) at '15 Beach to Battleship Full Distance

*FIrst overall at '15 RyanMan 1/2IM

*3rd, 5th and 11th place AG finishes at '15 IM Wisconsin

*Two AG wins at '15 Harvest Moon Long Course

*2nd place AG and 2016 70.3 World Championship qualifier at '15 IM 70.3 Superfrog

*AG win at 2015 Challenge Poconos

*5th place AG at '15 Ironman 70.3 Steelhaed

*6th place AG at '15 IM Louisville

*AG win & 5th place AG at 2015 IM 70.3 Timberman 

*Two AG wins (both top 5 overall) at 2015 IM Boulder

*1st Overall Male at 2015 Pleasant Prairie Olympic

*AG win at 2015 IM 70.3 Racine

*AG win (4th OA amateur female) & 2nd place AG (5th OA amateur male)

at 21015 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

*2nd place AG at 2015 Welland Rose City Half IM 

*3-minute PB and Athena course record at 2015 Utah Valley Half Marathon

*AG win at 2015 Ironman 70.3 Syracuse

*AG win at 2015 Ironman 70.3 Raleigh

*AG win and Kona qualification at 2015 Ironman Texas. 

*AG win, two 2nds and a 5th place at 2015 Ironman 70.3 California/Oceanside

*2nd & 5th place AG finishes at 2015 Ironman 70.3 Texas

*1st Overall Female at 2015 Delaware Valley Duathlon

*1st Overall Male at 2015 New Jersey Devil Man 1/2 Lite 50 Tri

*AG Win at 2015 Gulf Coast Triathlon 1/2IM

*AG win at '15 Rocky Raccoon 50-mile trail race.

*3rd & 4th overall women at 2105 Tar Heel 4-Miler

*AG podium finish at '14 Ironman 70.3 World Champs

*Kona qualifer at '14 Ironman Wisconsin

*Kona qualifier and age group win at '14 Ironman Arizona

*Kona qualifier and age group win at '13 Ironman Cozumel

*Kona qualifier at '14 Ironman Louisville

*Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifiers at: Caifornia 70.3, New Orleans 70.3, Texas 70.3, Boulder 70..3, Hawaii 70.3, Raleigh 70.3, Syracuse 70.3, Muncie 70.3, New Orleans 70.3 & Muskoka 70.3

*Five ITU Age Group World Champ qualifiers at '14 USAT Age Group National Championships

*2nd Place AG at '14 Pikes Peak Marathon

*Multiple Boston Marathon qualifiers

*Podium finish and XTerra World Champ Qualifier at '14 XTerra Southeast Regional Champs

*AG wins at Chicago Triathlon, Gulf Coast Triathlon, Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon, Ironman 70.3 Princeton, Ironman 70.3 Raleigh, Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant, New Jersey State Championship, Heart of Dixie Triathlon, Rev3 Wisconsin Dells, Tri Rock Lake Geneva, Traditions Sprint, Red Hills Sprint, Rebel Man Sprint....among many, many others. 

*Podium finishes and personal best times from coast to coast for experienced and beginner athletes alike. 



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