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Team MPI Adds Coaches, Announces 2019 Camps and Events

Boise, ID – December 13, 2018 – Team MPI (Multisport Performance Institute) is pleased to announce the expansion of their coaching staff to include Gregg Edelstein of Boston, Massachusetts, Maria Netherland of Littleton, Colorado, and Don Jackson of Kissimmee, Florida.

Gregg Edelstein is a USAT Level I Coach, an IRONMAN Certified Coach and a USA Cycling Level 3 Coach. He has an extensive and varied racing resume including both the IRONMAN World Championship and XTERRA World Championship this year. He’s a 10-time IRONMAN and 5-time Boston Marathoner as well as Leadville 100 MTB finisher.

Maria Netherland is a USAT Level II Endurance Certified Coach and USAT Youth & Juniors Certified Coach. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM as well as a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Coach. Netherland is an IRONMAN, US Army Veteran and a West Point graduate.

Don Jackson is a USAC Level II Certified Coach and Beginner Racing Program (BRP) Director and certified BRP clinician for the Southeast Collegiate Cycling Conference. He is the former director, coach, and race director for the United States Military Academy Army West Point Cycling and is a U.S. Army Reservist. Jackson is an avid competitor in all things cycling.

“We have worked hard to achieve a really positive and motivating shared dynamic among our coaching staff since our founding in 2010,” said Team MPI Head Coach Mark Sortino, “and Coaches Gregg, Maria, and Don are a great fit with their skill sets and character.”

Team MPI Head Coach Chris Palmquist notes, “With Team MPI’s coach mentorship approach, the new coaches will have benefit of a close relationship with an established coach as a part of our collaborative, supportive, and quite fun group!”

The coaching staff has an exciting schedule for the 2019 season including:

  • Coaches Retreat - January 26 - Chicago, IL (open to athletes as well as outside coaches for 7 USAT CEUs and 7 USAC CEUs)

  • Team MPI Spring Training Camp - February 28 - March 2 - Henderson, NV

  • Team MPI MTB Endurance Camp - June 20-22 - Boise, ID

  • Regional Triathlon Clinics including Iowa City Women’s Clinic - April 13

  • Invitation-only Camps with Team Semper Fi (triathlon and bike), USAT Paratriathlon, and others.

For more information and to register, visit

Coaches and athletes interested in learning more about opportunities with Team MPI’s established team of nationwide coaches should email

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