94. Earl Walton On Creating Opportunities For Athletes, Triathlon Coaches, and Endurance Sports Industry Experts Worldwide
Whether you are a triathlon coach, an endurance sports industry nutritionist, doctor, physical therapist, or an athlete, The IRONMAN Group has a portfolio of digital training and coaching tools that will empower you for success. Meet Earl Walton, the coach and entrepreneur leading the growth and development of these programs. Earl Walton is the Global Director of Training and Coaching for The IRONMAN Group. He is also the Founder of Tailwind Endurance, New York’s City’s premiere endurance sports studio and community offering indoor cycling Kickr classes, training camps in local and tropical destinations around the U.S., and training for endurance athletes of all levels.
On this episode Earl and Marni sync up about The IRONMAN Group’s digital suite of coaching and training programs for both athletes and coaches including IRONMAN U, the new IRONMAN Training Companion powered by PKRS, and IRONMAN Coaching platform with Final Surge. We do a deep dive into his coaching and swimming roots and his passion for endurance sports.
In the spirit of triathlon, this episode is the third in a three part series, with three unique guests from The IRONMAN Group on the history, growth, and future of the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and triathlon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® and running and mass participation sports events around the globe. If you haven’t already downloaded my conversation with Andrew Messick , The IRONMAN Group President and CEO, and Shane Facteau, COO, I highly recommend you have a listen to get the scoop on all of the great acquisitions, digital offerings, new website, growth and expansion of the company.
As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries.
In addition to aforementioned races, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that also includes IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races.
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