8: Sergio Borges, Elite Triathlon Coach
Sergio is an elite triathlon coach with 20 years of coaching experience, as well as an incredible athlete. He started coaching in 1996 ad has been helping athletes achieve their goals ever since. He is currently the head coach at TenyaPura in Phuket, Thailand and works with athletes ages 19-80 years old.
Worst Moment as a Coach
Sergio talks the frustration of having to work within the US triathlon system. There are strengths and weaknesses; Sergio does a great job expanding on this.
Best Advice to a 30 year old Self
Sergio shares some great advice for a 30-year-old version of himself, not only as a coach, but advice he would give himself as a 30 year old athlete.
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!” ― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa
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