based in Connecticut - New York Metro area is a coach, cyclist, active triathlete and head of the TriStar Labs in Norwalk Connecticut. As the founder and principal coach of TriStar Athletes LLC, Cliff developed his passion for triathlon while attending business school at Wake Forest University. "It seemed to satisfy my need to compete, not just against others, but to strive for personal bests." Following graduation Cliff moved to Manhattan and began a career as a pharmaceutical representative; however his tri-habit was hard to kick. "I spent my days racing around the city, dogging traffic, rain or shine, seeing hundreds of doctors. It was like training for a triathlon but tough on a suit and tie." So Cliff traded his suit for a tri top and bottom, and he hasn't looked back.
Cliff is a 6 time USAT All American triathlete whom has competed all across the USA, and internationally, gaining broad experience ranging from Olympic distance events to the Ironman (with a personal record time of 9hr 7min.) He has raced in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and will return to the race for the 2010 season after qualifying this year at Ironman Arizona. Cliff has also raced the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida three times (2006, 2008, 2010). Cliff is a USAT Level (II) coach, and has worked on active hydration strategies with the scientists of the Gatorade Institute. He studied the F.I.S.T bike fitting method from Dan Empfield publisher of Slowtwitch.com.
Always striving for ways to enhance his personal fitness and shorten race times, Cliff has a philosophy of continuous improvement. He is in it for the long run and his approach to coaching is simple; give the best coaching experience possible by understanding the aspirations of each individual, arming students with knowledge, and then motivating them to stretch to their full potential.
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Cliff also races as an elite type 1 diabetic athlete. His Ironman Florida (9:07) race time is the second fastest ever as a diabetic. He also holds the record at the Half Ironman World Championships in Clearwater Florida at (4:16min).
Cliff has also been the coach of the Team Type 1 triathlon team, racing for them in the 2009 season as well as the coach the Triabetes athletes as well.
To learn more about Cliffs diabetes consulting/coaching email him!
To learn more about Cliffs coaching, interviews, diabetes, racing see below..
ADA: "Type 1 Ironman"
BICYCLING MAGAZINE: "Get off your plateau!"
TRUE MOTION:"Cliff Scherb - Coach, Triathlete, Diabetic and a great guy!"
"Triathlete and Inspiration, Cliff Scherb"
"Meeting Cliff Scherb, A day I won't forget"
TOP TIPS: "Coach Cliffs 50 top tips for Iron success"
IRONMAN HAWAII world Championships interview 2010
Insulindependence Diabetes and Exercise Conference, "AMAZING"
HalukSarci was born in Istanbul, Turkey and began his athletic adventures as a member of the National Track and Field Team in Turkey. An Olympic qualifier for the 1980 Olympics, Haluk held the honor of representing his country even though they were eventually boycotted. In 1984 Haluk immigrated to the United States where he participated in six New York City Marathons and five Boston Marathons where he set his personal record of 2 hrs. 35 min. Haluk has experience in the sport of Duathlon, Triathlon, Running, swimming, and road cycling. He has been participating in triathlons for more than nine years and has competed in many national and international events.
Among them are:
- International Triathlon Union Long Course World
- Championship – Sweden
- Representing USA – 2000 Ranked 10th in US
- Master's Division and 2001 Ranked 8th in US Master's Division
- Vineman Half Ironman – California
- Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon – New York
- Ironman Lake Placid – New York
- Powerman – Alabama
- Eagle Man Half Iron Man – Maryland
- Muscleman – New York
- Mighty Hamptons – New York
- New York City Triathlon – New York
- St. Croix Half Ironman – St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
- Ironman World Championship – Hawaii
- Six times qualifier. Placing 7th in his age group in 2001
Haluk continues his athletic career as a TriStarAthelte coach and cyclist, training and racing for various teams. Last year he had the amazing opportunity to travel to Italy and train with Massimiliano Lelli. This year he will join him again and will do some of the races Massimiliano hosts in Italy. He will also travel to Gran Canaria for ten days of training among the world's top cyclists.
As a coach, Haluk has been helping elite athletes achieve their maximum potential for over fifteen years. Haluk is excited to be part of the TriStar coaching team, bringing a wealth of racing and coaching experience to all of his athletes.
Haluk lives and trains in New Jersy with his wife Margaret, daughter Deniz, son Kaan and their Golden Retriever Vicky.
Adam Daniels is a coach, ultra runner and triathlete based in Stamford, CT. Adam developed his passion for triathlon after many years as a runner and much encouragement from his peers to give it a "tri". After suffering an injury, Adam started swimming and biking to satisfy his need for an active lifestyle. "It was a much needed break from the thousands of running miles logged training and racing. I developed a whole new competitive drive". So Adam set out to take on the triathlon world.
Adam has been active in endurance sports going on five years. Some of Adam's accomplishments:
- 14+ podium finishes
- Holds current Connecticut resident marathon record for the Delaware Marathon Festival.
- Completed 14 marathons in 2010 with a sub 3:00 average.
- Completed 2 Ultras in 2010 - 3rd place finish GCI 50K, 2nd place finish Around the Lake 12 hour run.
- 3rd AG Mooseman International Triathlon
- Top 10 and 2nd AG KIC IT Triathlon
- 1st AG Toughman Half Iron
- 3rd AG Beach to Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon.
- USAT Age Group National Championship Qualifier.
Currently, Adam is training for Ironman Lake Placid in hopes to qualify for the 2012 World Championships. "Always progress" is Adam's philosophy in life as well as sport. "It doesn't matter how fast or slow you are moving, as long as you are moving forward". He incorporates this philosophical style into his coaching and hopes to inspire others by leading through example and demonstrating a solid work ethic. Then motivating them to reach his/her potential and achieve their individual goals. "I know first hand the power of setting a goal, putting in your blood, sweat and tears, and then ultimately achieving that goal, and the impact it has on your overall quality of life"
"I want to help others achieve this!"