Team MPI Newsletter

January 14, 2020

Jennifer and Coach Mark took on the challenge of the "Difficult Donuts" puzzle over the holidays. Here's what it told them about the triathlon journey!

Getting started again after the holidays, an injury, or any long hiatus from training, is a challenge.  Here's how to get your mojo back!

Racing Calendar


Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, & Marathon (48.6 miles)

January 8-12, Orlando, FL

Teresa Mech

Pensacola Half Marathon

January 11, Pensacola, FL
Ben Bograd - 2nd M40-44 
Jayme Bograd - 1st F35-39
Taylor Davis - 2nd F25-29


Freeze 10K (2nd of 4 in a series)

January 11, Binghamton, NY

Sarah Gerk

Bath Skyline 10K

January 12, Bath, United Kingdom

Rachel Andrew


Freeze 10K (3rd of 4 in a series)

January 18, Binghamton, NY

Sarah Gerk

St. George Half Marathon 

January 18, St. George, UT
Jennifer Hazard

Coach Mark Sortino


Rock ’N' Roll Arizona

January 19, Tempe, AZ

Joe Masseur (marathon)


Teresa Mech with her bling from the four-race Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge! Coach Laura said, "It was a MASSIVE goal for any runner, but especially for one who is also vacationing at Walt Disney World (and therefore walking a TON each day)."

The whole Bograd family raced FAST in Pensacola this weekend with podium finishes in the half marathon for mom Jayme and dad Ben and podiums for the kids in the 5K/10K! Jayme and Ben are coached by Allen Stanfield.

Team MPI Coaches Retreat Recap

The annual East Coast Team MPI Coaches Retreat took place on January 11 & 12 in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida. Team MPI coaches were joined by guest coaches for an information-packed day on Saturday that generated a lot of lively discussion. Coaches Mark Sortino, Laura Henry, Adam Sczech, Becky Piper, and Mark Turner as well as Earl Walton from IRONMAN U, presented on topics including mental strength, coaching para-athletes, bike fit, and best practices in swim coaching.


Sunday was a half-day meeting for just Team MPI coaches to discuss team-building, social media, Maria Netherland's presentation on partnerships, and other topics of relevance.

One of the things we hear reflected in guest coach attendees year after year is how unique Team MPI is with its focus on collaboration, transparency, and TEAM. We are proud to bring this strength to all of our athletes! 

Coaches and athletes - plan to join us in Tempe on November 20th or next January on the East Coast! It's a fantastic time!


Learn more here! 

Welcome New Athletes

Nicolas Dewalque of Brussels, Belgium - Coach Gregg

Rebecca Dottolo of Baldwinsville, NY - Coach Laura

Angela Hanson of Meridian, ID - Coach Mark

Gary Martinez of Boise, ID - Coach Mark

Bill McConnell of Lafayette, NY - Coach Laura

Upcoming Events

February 22, 2020 - Open Water Swim Clinic (League City, TX)


March 28-29, 2020 - Team MPI Triathlon Skills Clinic (Galveston, TX)


May 30-31, 2020 - MTB Skills Clinic (Boise, ID)


June 20, 2020 - Open Water Swim Clinic (Boise, ID)


Looking for sponsored events? See listing of Invitation Only camps.

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