Success Stories

See how athletes similar to you are getting fitter, faster, and achieving their triathlon goals with the help of Scientific Triathlon individual coaching, proven training plans, and exclusive training camps.

It would have taken me years to learn what we've done in 5 months!

The biggest benefit of coaching has been to learn about how to organise my training with different types of workouts (intervals/tempo/Z2/recovery). Last year when I was training by myself I hesitated not to go too hard, but since we've been working together I can trust that we are following guidelines that accelerate the process of improvement.

That, along with getting feedback on a daily basis has helped me become efficient with my training and improve in all three sports have improved. Noticeably on the run, I've gone from 6:15 pace zone 2 run with a cadence of 72 to 5:30 pace with a cadence of 82. And my swim pace has improved by 17 seconds per 100 m!

It would have taken me years on my own to improve like I've done and learn what I've learnt with you in 5 just months. If you want to be efficient with your training, and in the case of beginners like me, learn about the sport, you shouldn't think twice about signing up!

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Henrique Limucio Norbiato 27, Brazil/Finland

Scientific Triathlon Success Stories All Over The World

These success stories are not limited just to local athletes, or even European athletes. Triathletes on four continents (Europe, Oceania, North America, South America) have achieved success with Scientific Triathlon products and services, and so can you! No matter where you are in the world.

Coaching, training plans, and training camps helped them get faster, improve technically, and achieve their goals 

Achieved my goals and exceeded expectations!

I achieved my goals and exceeded my expectations, going from a 45-minute 10k run to sub-40, and completing an Ironman 70.3 in 5:05 (with my goal being just completing it and enjoying it).

Your coaching kept me focused with well thought-out, balanced training plans. And it was great to have you hold me accountable for the training through daily check-ins on Training Peaks.

For anybody interested, I would highly recommend getting Mikael as a coach!

Read Adam's Case Study Here!

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Adam Taylor 41, United Kingdom

Significant time improvements in races, and swim went from mediocre to good!

Before being coached by Mikael, my training was all at the same pace and I didn't see any progress. I also found it difficult to stay motivated. When Mikael started coaching me, my training plans transformed and I really started progressing. My Olympic distance times improved significantly, and my swim went from mediocre to good. If you're considering getting a coach, I highly recommend Mikael. He is a really dedicated and passionate coach, and will transform your training and triathlon progress.

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Philippe DUME 45, France

Excellent outcome from top class coaching!

Mikael's coaching is top class! I achieved and exceeded my goal of completing my first Olympic Distance Triathlon thanks to the efficient training and the discipline I got from being coached and having a professional plan.

The communication was very good, and it was brilliant to get feedback on my workouts in Training Peaks. Signing up for coaching with Mikael was well worth the investment!


Mark went from struggling to see how he could even complete the Olympic distance race, let alone within the cut-off time of 4 hours, to standing on the start line confident that he had what it took and easily finish in sub-3:30 even in tropical heat that saw others drop like flies around him on the run.

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Mark Papallo 42, Switzerland

15 s/km faster 5k time, 15 s/100m faster swim, and my best sprint triathlon time - 1:07!

I think there's no better way to improve than having a well-balanced plan. This training plan gave more structure to my training and introduced me to new types of workouts. And the results were fantastic! I got a 15 s/km faster 5k time, 15 s/100m faster swim, and my best sprint triathlon time - 1:07! Ten out of ten!

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Guillaume Laurier 34, Canada

Kept me organised and focused!

Your plan kept me very organized and focused through the 12 weeks. It was a good fit for my level. Not too easy, with too short training distances like so many other training plans I looked at, but not so daunting as some of the 12-15 hrs/week plans.

I have another race coming up, so I plan to restart the plan next week to prep for it. I would highly recommend it, 9 out of 10.

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Christina Meyer 47, United States

I went from being stuck around 210 lbs for the longest time in my life to dropping down to 200 lbs after completing the 8-week Beginner Olympic Distance plan. My blood pressure improved and I feel amazing!

Before I started this plan I found some online 8-week program geared towards getting you ready for a triathlon. The problem that I found out was the fast free online plans are too generic. There is not enough direction on the pace you need to be pushing yourself.

Since starting this program I am injury-free and pain-free and feel like this plan is a personal plan based on my own pace/heart rate. There is no guess-work. You know what you have to do and the only thing you have to do is stay disciplined.

I have only good things to say about the plan so it gets a big old 5 stars out of 5 from me.

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Jeff Mattas United States

I got consistent with my training and trained with purpose

The biggest thing that changed for me when starting being coached by Mikael was getting structure to my training program and getting more variety into my training. This allowed me to stay consistent with my training and train with purpose. If you have a goal and want to train with structure and purpose towards it, I highly recommend signing up for coaching with Mikael.

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Hanna 29, Finland

One of the best training plans I´ve ever purchased!

The progression of the plan was very good. I felt lot stronger after the training and I also liked that the Training Peaks version of the plan has the Structured Workouts feature so they can be easily downloaded to Garmin devices. I sincerely think that it has been one of the best training plans I´ve ever purchased. Worth every penny!

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Victor Campos Vallejo 31, Mexico

 1 hour 11 minutes for my first sprint triathlon!

My training was haphazard before starting to use the Beginner Sprint distance plan. I didn't know what to focus on or how to structure my week, although I almost did not buy the plan since I was arrogantly thinking I should know better and should know how to structure training myself. With the plan, I found I was much more consistent and had much more structure, and ended up doing 1 hour 11 minutes total time for my first sprint triathlon, beating my target time of 1 hour 15 minutes.

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David Boyle 30, Ireland

Do it!

The camp was well structured with a good balance across the disciplines. Each day had a specific purpose and objective. I could make a step change in my training quality and volume without the constraints of normal day to day life. Portugal was a great location. Very good terrain, food and weather. To anybody considering signing up for a camp like this, do it!

Read Adam's Case Study Here!

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Adam Taylor 40, United Kingdom

4 minutes faster!

Wow! I have to take another moment just being astonished about this. The technology is like science fiction on a whole other level. 4 minutes faster just from changing the hand/forearm position?! This was really educational and I already changed my bike setup a bit as a result.

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Petri Karvinen 37, Finland

10 out of 10!

For me as a beginner, I learnt a lot from everything we did. I've never practised cycling technique before, so that was both fun and useful. It was great to get a video analysis of my swim and run form and individual feedback based on that. But most fun (and most hard work!) of all was the killer multi-transition brick workout we did!

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Jessica Nordberg 40, Finland

Recommended for anybody who wants to improve!

I would highly recommend anybody who wants to improve in the sport of triathlon participate in this event. I learnt a lot - both individual advice and focus points for myself, as well as more general tips and tricks. Getting video analyses and individual technical feedback was one of the big highlights for me.

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Jenny Petterson 36, Finland

Made my training much more efficient!

With this training plan, my training changed to be more systematic. Each session has a clear target for what you're trying to achieve - not just "going for a run".

I haven't previously trained using training zones, and this made the training much more efficient. I've improved my run pace nicely (and it was my strongest discipline before) and really improved my cycling.

Finally, having this plan makes it harder to skip workouts, so it helps you stay consistent. If you're considering purchasing it, just go for it! It helps immensely.

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Kristian Nikinmaa 33, United Kingdom

Great benefits from the individual training program and the continuous communication.

The greatest benefits of being coached by Mikael were the individual training program and the continuous communication. Through getting an individual training plan I got great insight to training and what works well to improve performance. And it was really good to get feedback on my training sessions, like not going out too hard! Thank you for your help and support and interest in my training!

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Sarah Firth 47, United Kingdom

Well-guided workouts

The workouts were very well-guided, and the Virtual Wind Tunnel scanning was a new level of triathlon high-tech! Highly recommended to anybody considering participating.

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Petri Karvinen 37, Finland

It would have taken me years to learn what we've done in 5 months!

The biggest benefit of coaching has been to learn about how to organise my training with different types of workouts (intervals/tempo/Z2/recovery). Last year when I was training by myself I hesitated not to go too hard, but since we've been working together I can trust that we are following guidelines that accelerate the process of improvement.

That, along with getting feedback on a daily basis has helped me become efficient with my training and improve in all three sports have improved. Noticeably on the run, I've gone from 6:15 pace zone 2 run with a cadence of 72 to 5:30 pace with a cadence of 82. And my swim pace has improved by 17 seconds per 100 m!

It would have taken me years on my own to improve like I've done and learn what I've learnt with you in 5 just months. If you want to be efficient with your training, and in the case of beginners like me, learn about the sport, you shouldn't think twice about signing up!

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Henrique Limucio Norbiato 27, Brazil/Finland

Approachable and easy-to-follow plan that will get you race-ready!

I am new to triathlon training this year, and when I signed up for my first Olympic distance triathlon, I knew that I would need to follow a training plan to prepare for the race. Finding a solid, science-backed training plan seemed to be a sensible approach to training for this race. It helped me to hold myself accountable and took the guesswork out of me trying to figure everything out on my own how. After following the training plan for 8 weeks I was race-ready!

I found the Beginner Olympic program to be an approachable, easy-to-follow training plan that is appropriate for athletes who are new to triathlon training. If you stick to this plan, you should have no problem completing an Olympic distance triathlon.

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Christian Altman 41, United States

"Achieved my sub-5 goal for the 70.3 distance with a customised plan and consultations!"

I hired Mikael to create a customised training plan in multiple 8-12-week blocks with the end goal being finishing my first half distance race, and do it in under 5 hours. I also signed up for a few phone consultations throughout this period as support for the customised program.

The customised plan improved my training and its progression and periodisation. Mikael took my fitness level, goals, and time constraints into account and made it a truly individualised plan.

The consultations helped me execute the program even better and get answers to any questions I may have around training or training prioritisation, nutrition, race planning etc.

This approach was a great alternative for somebody who cannot commit to ongoing individual coaching. I achieved my goal and finished my half distance race in 4:54, and also set a new Olympic distance PB in the process. Great investment in my training that achieved the outcomes I wanted. I would highly recommend Mikael's customised training plans and consultation with him to others!

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Olli Etelämäki 50, Finland

Create Your Own Success Story

Do you want to make massive fitness gains? Complete your first triathlon? Do a sub-10 hour Ironman?


Whatever your goal is, the services and products I offer are provided and created with a lot of blood, sweat and tears, because my entire purpose with this triathlon coaching craziness is to help as many athletes I can achieve their triathlon goals. 


Coaching, training plans, and training camps are the main avenues I offer to this end. Read more about each through the links below. 


If you have any questions regarding any of these offerings, or need help deciding what's the best option for you, email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com

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