For more than twenty years, Jimmy Riccitello was one of the world's top professional triathletes. He was one of the most fearsome cyclists the sport of triathlon has ever had, and has claimed victories in all corners of the earth. Jimmy has been successful in all types of triathlon (non-drafting, drafting, and off-road triathlons) and all distances (sprint, Olympic, ½ Ironman, and Ironman).
His sincere love of the sport has allowed him to remain competitive, training and racing at the elite level for two decades. From day one, he has been self-coached. He became a true student of triathlon, learning everything he could about all aspects of the sport - training, traveling, racing, diet. Jimmy spent years in the field learning the practical side of racing and training from athletes such as Greg Welch, Mike Pigg, Paul Huddle, Scott Molina, Scott Tinley, and Simon Lessing. He learned from experience as evidenced by his consistent top performances and his continued improvement over the years.
Jimmy was one of the hardest working and best cyclists in the sport. With new technology, Jimmy continues to study how to optimize performance on the bike. He has spent many hours in the San Diego wind tunnel studying aerodynamics and bike fit techniques, and is experienced with using power and watts information to strengthen and improve your biking. Jimmy enjoys sharing his experience through coaching others and helping athletes of all abilities reach their potential. As a father of two young children, he understands the need to balance the training with conflicting demands on your time. He enjoys talking with his athletes - and is always available via email or cell phone to answer questions about your program, chat about your training, or tell you one of his many stories. Jimmy can help you become a better athlete no matter what type or distance of triathlon you are interested in and no matter what your ability.
Some of Jimmy's accomplishments include:
- 2-time Winner - St. Croix International Triathlon
- Xterra World Champion
- 8:53 at Ironman Hawaii
- 4-time top three finisher - Xterra World Championships
- 4-time top three finisher - Coke Gran Prix Series
- Overall Best Cyclist at France Iron Tour
- 2-time member of U.S. Goodwill Games team
- Multiple Winner - USTS races
- Multiple top ten finishes - ITU World Cup races
- Winner - Buffalo Springs Half Ironman
- Winner - Pau de Acucar International Triathlon
- Winner - Portabello International Triathlon