Taryn Spates



“I want to inspire others to be their best by doing everything possible to be my best.

I have been an athlete my entire life, and have utilized my competitive traits to pursue my own goals as a runner, triathlete, writer, and coach. I have worked with film and television crews as a producer, parents as my step-daughter’s soccer and volleyball team parent, and runners and triathletes as their coach, all while leading with positivity, humor, creativity, and support.

I believe in setting big goals, making detailed plans, giving every ounce of energy to achieve them, and enjoying every drop of sweat and sweetness along the way.”


Taryn has coached athletes to the start and finish line of the Boston Marathon, ultra-distance events, and Ironman triathlons since 2016.

As an athlete, Taryn has finished over fifty marathons, winning her 36th, and has a PR of 3:09. She has competed in 15 iron-distance triathlons, including a PR of 10:18, and a 4th place women’s overall finish at the inaugural Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon. In 2018, she raced at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, with a time of 10:34.


Taryn loves working with beginner and intermediate runners and triathletes who possess a passion to improve their physical and mental fitness in order to enjoy achieving their goals in sport and beyond.


“The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. “

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