Tim DeBoom started his endurance athletic career and fascination with pushing his body to the limit as a six year old competitive swimmer in Iowa. After becoming an All- American and Iowa State Champion in high school swimming and studying exercise physiology at the University of Iowa, Tim turned his attention to the sport of triathlon. He became an age-group national and world champion twice before turning professional in 1995. He won races all over the world. He competed on Team USA at the World Championships, the Goodwill Games, and the Pan American Games.
His triathlon career is surely highlighted by his two Ironman World Championship titles in Hawaii in 2001 and 2002. He is the last American to win the crown. Along with the Hawaiian victories, he won Ironman New Zealand, Ironman California, and the Norseman Extreme in Norway. He was voted Triathlete of the Year twice and recognized by the United States Olympic committee twice as well.
After finishing his seventeenth year as a professional triathlete in 2012, his focus changed to helping others pursue their fitness goals. Tim has always been self-coached and has a wealth of knowledge that has carried him to the highest level in sport. He has a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa. He is a coach, personal trainer, and nutrition expert to athletes of all different endurance sports including age-groupers and professionals. Tim believes mobility and strength work are vital to a healthy life and performance in sport. He completed an internship at Koa Fit and believes its philosophy of training can be a benefit for everyone.
Tim continues to strive for athletic excellence in the world of endurance sports by competing in trail running races, endurance mountain bike events, ski mountaineering races and all day adventures in the mountains. He loves to share what he has learned and will forever consider himself a student of the body, sport, and life.
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