based in New York Metro area is a coach, cyclist, and active
triathlete. Cliff developed his passion for triathlon while attending
business school at Wake Forest University. "It seemed to satisfy my
need to compete, not just against others, but to strive for personal
bests.” Following graduation Cliff moved to Manhattan and began a
career as a pharmaceutical representative; however his tri-habit was
hard to kick. "I spent my days racing around the city, dogging traffic,
rain or shine, seeing hundreds of doctors. It was like training for a
triathlon but tough on a suit and tie.” So Cliff traded his suit for a
tri top and bottom, and he hasn’t looked back.
Cliff is a 6 time USAT All american triathlete whom has competed
all across the USA, and internationally, gaining broad experience
ranging from Olympic distance events to the Ironman (with a personal
record time of 9hr 7min.) He has raced in the Ironman World
Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and will return to the race for the 2010
seaon after qualifying this year at Ironman Arizona.
Cliff has also raced the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater,
Florida three times (2006, 2008, 2010). Cliff is a USAT Level (I)
coach, and has worked on active hydration strategies with the
scientists of the Gatorade Institute. He studied the
F.I.S.T bike fitting method from Dan Empfield publisher of Slowtwitch.com.
Always striving for ways to enhance his personal fitness and shorten
race times, Cliff has a philosophy of continuous improvement. He is in
it for the long run and his approach to coaching is simple; give the
best coaching experience possible by understanding the aspirations of
each individual, arming students with knowledge, and then motivating
them to stretch to their full potential.
Favorite races Including:
Cliff also races as an elite type 1 diabetic athlete. His Ironman
Florida (9:07) race time is the second fastest ever as a diabetic. He
also holds the record at the Half Ironman World Championships in
Clearwater Florida at (4:16min).
Cliff has also been the coach of the Team Type 1 triathlon team, racing for them in the 2009 season.
To learn more about Cliffs diabetes consulting/coaching email him!
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