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COACH PAUL

"The Mastermind"

Paul Capuzzo is a USAT Level 1, TrainingPeaks University, USA Cycling Level 3, and IRONMAN U certified coach.  Paul began his triathlon career in 2003 and has competed in several triathlons per year ever since, most recently IRONMAN Lake Placid in July of 2022.
Paul's resume includes personal bests of 15:44 (5k), 33:39 (10k), 1:18:59 (13.1), 2:56:47 (26.2), 2:12:24 (Olympic Distance Tri), 4:50:14 (70.3) and 12:06:21 (140.6).
Paul coached cross country and track on the high school level for 15 years, helping runners of all ability levels maximize their potential.  After coaching triathletes informally for several years, Paul established Capuzzo Multisport Coaching in 2019.

 
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COACH LAURA

"The Bike Whisperer"

Laura Abbey is an Ironman U Certified Coach with a Training Peaks Level 1 accreditation.  As an athlete, Laura enjoys endurance races and competes in a variety of bicycle events.  She is a two-time Boston Marathon qualifier/finisher, completed IM Lake Placid in 11:32:17 (earning All World Athlete Silver), and is a 2019 All-American Triathlete.  Laura is also a Cat 2 MTB/Cyclocross racer and earned a bronze medal at the 2021 Cyclocross AG National Championships.  
Laura began her coaching career focusing on marathon training and has worked with athletes training for everything from 5Ks to 140.6 Ironman.  Laura's education includes a number of graduate coaching classes focusing on sports motivation, leadership, and team cohesion.

 
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COACH PETER

"The Numbers Guy"

Peter Skutnik has been enjoying a multi-sport lifestyle for over 15 years, participating in single- and multi-sport events ranging from less than an hour to seven days.  With a background in swimming, track and field, and volleyball, he opportunistically complements his swim/bike/run training with other sports.  Peter balances the science and art of training and racing with an engineering background, a curious mind, and a holistic approach to building fitness.  He has completed Ironman Lake Placid 3 times as well as numerous 70.3’s. Personal records of 18:15 (5k), 38:64 (10k), 1:22 (13.1), 4:29 (70.3), and 11:12 (140.6) reflect his range of race experiences.  Peter's 4:29:46 performance at the 2021 IM Maine 70.3 earned him a slot at the 2022 IRONMAN World 70.3 Championships in St. George, Utah.

 
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COACH JEROME

"Mr. Positivity"

Jerome Gist’s story is truly inspirational. In the past eight years, Jerome has transformed himself from a 383 pound smoker to a lean, mean, sub-250 pound endurance machine. His positive attitude and charismatic personality make him one of the most popular people in our local triathlon community.  After the cancellation of Ironman Mont Tremblant this year, Jerome completed his own, self-supported 140.6.  He is a USAT Level 1 certified coach.

 
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COACH GENNY

"The Swim Guru"

Genny Allard was a high school state champion and All-American in the 100y backstroke.  She went on to a storied career at Villanova University, earning AIAW All-American recognition 5 times.  Genny was inducted into the Suffern High School Sports Hall of Fame, the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame, and the Villanova University Sports Hall of Fame.  She was the Masters Swim coach at the Ridgewood YMCA from 1992-99.