About Kennett

Coaching Specialties: Training athletes with thyroid issues, helping athletes recover from injuries, and offering nutritional guidance

kennettron-photo-on-petuniaI live in Boulder, Colorado with my wife Adelaide and our dog Maybellene, and I spend my days training, coaching, and freelance writing. I spent seven years competing on the NRC circuit (Pro Road Tour), including three summers spent racing in Belgium, before I decided to dabble in triathlon. In 2015, while racing for GS Ciao Cycling Team, I was struggling with my form and came to the conclusion that since I had nothing to lose in terms of bike racing results, I should fit in a triathlon. I chose Ironman St.George 70.3 North American Championships and fit it in between a busy month of stage races. I’d never done a triathlon before but this one seemed like fun for some reason. I won my age group and the overall amateur division, which qualified me for a professional license. Over the next six months I continued bike racing while competing in a few other triathlons, and by the end of the year decided to give up bike racing and focus solely on triathlon.

However, in 2015 I was also diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that results in hypothyroidism, which explained why 2014 and 2015 had been such horrible years in terms of performance (aside from my triathlon debut). I have had to deal with training and racing with hypothyroidism ever since, and found that it can be quite manageable. I enjoy working with clients of all experience levels and believe that I have an extra quality as a coach in my ability to help athletes through illnesses, injuries, or other personal setbacks that go along with training and normal life.

Triathlon Results

2017:
4th Raleigh 70.3
14th St. George 70.3 National Championships
9th Oceanside 70.3

2016:
1st Summer Open Sprint
1st Colorado Sprint
6th IM Coeur d’Alene 70.3
10th IM Santa Cruz 70.3
14th IM Cozumel 70.3
25th IM Boulder 70.3

2015:
9th IM Boulder 70.3 (first pro race)
1st amateur IM St. George 70.3 North American Championships (first ever triathlon and only race as an amateur)
17th overall
17th IM Silverman 70.3
17th IM Los Cabos 70.3

Top Bike Racing Results 2010-2016:
1st KOM overall Sea Otter Classic (2013)
1st Stage 2 Steamboat Springs RR (2013)
1st US Air Force Road Race (2013)
1st Stage 2 Superior Morgul RR (2016)
2nd Stage 3 Tour de White Rock Peace Arch Road Race (2011)
2nd Gebhardt Automotive Cycling Classic (2014)
2nd Candelas Circuit Race (2014)
2nd Iris Stagner Memorial Stage 2 TT (2014)
2nd GC Steamboat Springs Stage Race (2013)
2nd GC Superior Morgul Stage Race (2013)
2nd Stage 3 Superior Morgul RR (2013)
3rd GC Iris Stagner Memorial Stage Race (2014)
3rd Rio Grande Classica RR (2016)
3rd Stage 2 Superior Morgul Crit (2013)
4th Stage 1 Steamboat Springs TT (2013)
5th Elite National Championship Road Race (2013)
7th Stage 2 San Dimas Road Race (2014)
10th Thompson Bucks County Classic UCI 1.2 (2013)
10th Stage 3 Nature Valley Grand Prix RR (2013)
9th Elite National Championships Road Race (2010)
9th GC Green Mountain Stage Race (2010)
11th GC San Dimas (2014)
12th Stage 2 Redlands Beaumont RR (2013)
12th Stage 2 San Dimas RR (2013)
13th Stage 5 Cascade Classic Awbrey Butte (2012)
16th Stage 4 Redlands Sunset Loop RR (2013)
17th GC Redlands (2013)
18th GC Valley of the Sun (2013)