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 sixty marathons, winning her 36th and 63rd, and has a PR of 3:09. She has completed twenty iron-distance triathlons, including a PR of 10:18, a 4th place women’s overall finish at the inaugural Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon, and has twice competed at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI, but her most cherished event to date was during the height of pandemic in 2020, Taryn combined her creative flare and competitive drive when she organized and raced a solo DIY iron-distance triathlon in a fundraising effort for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.


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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