Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott

Paul is a retired management professional, father, husband, triathlete and coach who grew up a farm boy in central Ohio. He participated in various sports in high school while focusing on basketball and track during his college years.

Paul began his triathlon career in the early 2000s competing in multiple full and half Ironman races along with a variety of International, Olympic and Sprint type competitions. His coaching career has spanned select high school basketball and track along with coaching numerous Team in Training triathlon teams.

Paul received his triathlon coach certification from Dave Scott while coaching with Team in Training and the Mike Blankenship school of hard work and sweat. He began his involvement in triathlons at the encouragement of friends. Paul enjoys racing and coaching because he treasures the feeling of successfully conquering what appears to be the impossible.

Paul has had many memorable races, but two races stick out in his memory more than others. The first happened at an Austin 70.3 race when just two weeks prior to that event, an unfortunate bike accident occurred causing some broken bones. Even though competing looked impossible, he was able to finish the event. The second came at the inaugural 70.3 Ohio race where the bike course took place in the same area he grew up in and on many of the same roads he pedaled his Sting Ray bike as a small boy.

Paul joined IronTex in 2011 and has been a member of the coaching team since 2013.

Connect with Paul via email.

His coaching philosophy is simple and in part been built by those who helped mold his athletic and business careers:

  • Always be yourself
  • Coaching is as much about relationships and trust as anything else
  • Define your objective and build realistic goals
  • Effort will always be treasured over athletic talent
  • Never accept average
  • Communicate (listen)
  • It is a process which always includes hard work
  • A person must be interested in finding the best way, not their way
  • You win with people

IronTex has not only gotten me through the training I need to accomplish my race goals and distances, but I have also made some lifelong friends. I could not imagine my life without them or IronTex.”

Rebecca Baker
Rebecca Baker5x IM finisher, 5x 70.3 finisher, IM AWA & 2016 ITU World Championship qualifier

IronTex is family.  We laugh a lot, we cry some, we eat quite a bit, and we race.  Being on a team that doesn't judge but encourages is key for me.  I appreciate that about IronTex.”

Dana Cumberland
Dana Cumberland2x IM finisher, 12x marathon finisher and UltraMarathon finisher
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