Past Races

09/18/2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
09/18/2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
08/28/2021 Boulder Sunset 1st in AG, 15th overall
08/07/2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 7th in AG, 114th overall
07/25/2021 Boulder Tri "The Beast" 1st in AG, 9th overall
05/23/2021 Ironman Tulsa
Race Recap
04/10/2021 Barkin' Dog Duathlon
Race Recap
1st in AG, 14th overall

Markus Ernst

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Running, Trail Running, Duathlon, SUP
Bucket List RaceInferno Triathlon, Swiss
Post-Race DrinkBavarian Beer
Off-Day ActivityPaddle boarding, Sauna, stretching, relaxing

I am a real Bavarian from Germany and moved together with my wife to the United States in 2011. I'm an endurance and triathlon coach, but I also specialize in athletic performance enhancement through brainstem training and I perform research for a German University in this field. This research is world-renowned and I was invited to speak at many Neurological Conventions around the world. I formerly held a German Triathlon Pro Card for over 9 years. I joined the German Military as a “Sport Soldier”, which is a government program to support German athletes.

Unfortunately, in 2000, my coach and the cycling program tried to push me into doping which never was an option for me and I always resisted. The increasing pressure to take illegal substances from the organization literally destroyed the fun of this amazing sport and I decided to quit in 2001. After that, I completely lost the drive and love for the sport. I participated in my last pro triathlon in 2001; Ironman Europe (now Challenge Roth). Two weeks after the race,
I sold my bike and other equipment and gave up the sport until I decided in December 2018 to make a comeback. I found the love for this amazing sport again and I'm happy to share my experience, knowledge and passion with other athletes.