Coach Todd Lippin


Coach Todd Lippin has been coaching endurance athletes for 25 years. He has been coaching multisport athletes the past decade, but his experience spans high school, collegiate, and post collegiate distance running, as well as bicycle road racing, mountain biking, and cyclocross. Todd has also helped athletes fulfill their dreams of simply completing an Ironman triathlon or stand alone marathon. Regardless of an individual’s ability level, it is the goals and dreams of the individual athlete that motivates Coach Todd to guide them the best way he can. His coaching achievements include:

  • An Age Group World Champion at 70.3 World Championships (2013)

  • 2 National Age Group Champions (2018 USAT Sprint, 2011 USAC MTB Super D)

  • 15 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifiers

  • 4 top 20 (2 top 10) Age Group performances at the 2017 70.3 World Championships

  • 6 Kona Ironman World Championship Qualifiers (including 2 top 5 in Age Group run performances)

Teams under Coach Todd’s direction have also enjoyed many successes including:

  • USAT-MA Regional Club Champions (2014, 2015)

  • 2 top 10 in the United States in the WTC Club Rankings (2013, 2014)

  • Eagleman 70.3 Club Team Champions (2014, 2016)

  • St. Croix 70.3 Club Team Champions (2014)

  • Princeton 70.3 Club Team Champions (2014)

  • Ironman Lake Placid Club Team Champions (2016)

  • 5 Broad Street Run Team titles

  • Mayor’s Cup (Philadelphia): Team Champions (2015), Women’s Champions (2018), Men’s Champions (2019)

  • 5th place Overall Women’s Open Team at the Boston Marathon (2016)

As an athlete, Todd competed as a collegiate distance runner for Eastern Michigan University where he was the 1991 Mid American Conference Indoor 5000m Champion (14:38.32), and a scoring member of the 1990 Cross Country Conference Champion Team that began a 5 year consecutive conference championship winning streak. After college, Todd posted a 2:30:15 performance at the 1999 Boston Marathon placing him 50th overall. Todd spent the better part of a decade racing road bikes and achieved his USAC Category 2 upgrade at the ripe old age of 41. He then returned to running turning in a 2:44:59 performance at the 2012 Philadelphia Marathon (4th in the 40-44 Age Group). Todd achieved USAT All American status in Duathlon in 2012 and 2014 and also placed 3rd in his Age Group at the USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championships (2012).