Team Stages

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
Race Recap
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

Main FocusTriathlon
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.