Patrick Merle, a runner and triathlon specialist, joined TrainingBible Coaching in 2006.
A former track and cross country runner in France, he still competes in 5k events as well as marathons. With modest personal bests of 1h14 on the half-marathon and 2h45 on the marathon, he understands the value of running efficiency and structured training to help runners of all levels. In triathlon, he challenged the clock in all events, from sprints to Ironman (in Wisconsin, France, and Louisville) and in several countries.
Patrick worked as a reporter for six years and covered multiple world track and field championships, five Tour de France and the 2004 summer Olympics. He was notably the author of The Merle Report on LanceArmstrong.com and also translated the Lance Armstrong’s Performance Program for the French market.
Patrick's philosophy in coaching can be summed by the following: "a meticulously planned training leading athletes to be consistent, gained confidence and knowledge, and feel positive about a performance."
Today, Patrick, a member of Team USA in Duathlon in 2010, coaches athletes not only in the US, but also in France, Australia, Denmark, Spain, and the Netherlands.