Head Coach Nigel R Gray

Coaching Experience:
  • 20+ years of full time Triathlon Coaching experience
  • Coach athletes of all levels and abilities from Tri a Tri first timers to top 5 Ironman Professionals
  • Run training camps all over the world for the last 15 years, working with hundreds of different athletes
  • Coached hundreds of athletes to their first Ironman finishes
  • Coached over 50 athletes to Kona in the last 8 years
  • Coached numerous athletes from their first Ironman finish to Kona qualification
  • 5 different athletes finish top 10 overall in an Ironman
  • 2005 Triathlon Ontario Coach of the Year Award
  • 2017 Triathlon Ontario Builder Award
Athletic Experience
  • 11th Overall (first in AG) Ironman Mont Tremblant 2018 (9:01) at age 47
  • 6th Overall Ironman Canada 2011 (8:57) at age 41
  • 7th Overall Ironman Canada 1997 (9:00) First Ironman
  • 2005 OAT 'Long Course Athlete of the Year' Award
  • 5 Time National Elite Long Course Team Member
  • 23 years of racing experience as a Professional Multisport athlete
  • 3rd Place (top Canadian) Ironman Canada 2005 (8:42)
  • 6 Time Top 10 finisher at Ironman Canada
  • Top 10 finisher at Ironman New Zealand
  • 8:56 at Ironman Hawaii 2005
  • Over 30 multisport victories in Southern Ontario
  • Racing experience spans all continents – Powerman Zofigen to Ironman Australia to the Subaru Triathlon Series
  • Trained under Australia’s elite coaching system and with Australian elite athletes
  • BAH Queen’s University, Economics
  • TV commentator for TSN, OLN, The New VR and CTV Sportsnet
  • Race Announcing at the Peterborough Half IM and Ironman Canada
  • 10km PB 31:05
  • 5mile PB 24:35
  • 5km PB 14:35 


Through my 25 years of racing experience as a professional multisport athlete, I have logged countless hours of training and racing. I have raced and trained all over North America, Europe, Middle East,  Australia and New Zealand. I have trained with some of the best triathletes in the world and have worked with some of the best coaches. Even after all these years, I still can’t wait to get out and train everyday!

My interest in coaching began with my determination to become a better athlete myself. My racing career has had its ups and downs, and this has forced me to continually look for ways to get better. It helped me to realize that all athletes are different and just because a program works well for one athlete it won’t necessarily work well for everyone. This led me to look more at the science behind training and to realize that any good training plan is based on sound exercise physiology principles, not the latest trends. This scientific foundation combined with my training and racing experience naturally led me towards coaching.

I have learned over the years the importance of balance in your life, but that you can still perform well. My best ever Ironman finish came 3 weeks after the birth of my daughter.

I am very passionate about what I do and the athletes that I coach. I care about every athlete I work with and I work as hard as I can to get them to reach their potential. My goal as a coach is to keep you motivated and excited in your training and racing while optimizing your performance and enhancing your overall lifestyle.

See you on the roads,

Nigel