Nick Matthews is a certified USAT level 1 coach and has been coaching and helping others train and compete in endurance events for over six years. He loves to help athletes accomplish their goals and enjoys sharing in their joy when they are successful. He started doing endurance events in 2008 to lose weight when he trained for and finished his first half marathon. Since then he has completed over 50 marathons and ultra-marathons. Frequently he is a pacer at marathons where he gets to help others accomplish their goals. Nick has completed 15 full distance IRONMAN triathlons and has qualified for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Additionally, he has qualified for and competed in the USAT Age Group National Championships (International and long course distance). Nick also coaches Masters Swimming with Excel Aquatics.