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Press Release: MarkAllenOnline is accepting resumes for its 2009 Elite Triathlon Team

Posted Dec 12 2008 12:14pm

KonaTeam2009 MarkAllenOnline, the leader in triathlon coaching, is currently accepting triathlon resumes from US based athletes who would like to be part of this elite team for 2009. If you are committed to being the best you can be and you want to utilize MarkAllenOnline for your coaching needs we encourage you to apply.

To be considered for the team, please read this entire press release and understand the requirements. If interested then email the following items to by January 15, 2009:

Please include the following eight (8) items as specified. You will not be considered if your application is not complete (no exceptions).

1. Name
2. Gender
3. Race Division for 2009
4. Home Town
5. A simple paragraph answering the following:
   -- Why do you seek to be a part of the MarkAllenOnline Elite Team?
   -- Are you currently coached by anyone? If so why do you want to change?
6. A digital head shot to be used for the team page if selected
7. Your 2008 triathlon results in a simple clear table including:
   -- Race name
   -- Race distance
   -- Division
   -- Division place
   -- Overall place
   -- Finishing time
8. Your proposed race schedule for 2008

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

1. Prior results and/or potential ability to place at major US triathlons.
2. Your desire to be coached by MarkAllenOnline and follow the training methods developed by Mark Allen.
3. Your location. We desire to have representation in all major population areas in the U.S.
4. Your 2009 race schedule, which must include major US races with 500 athletes or more.

The following is what we require from each team member if selected for the team:

* Train using MarkAllenOnline for all of 2008 and pay a yearly coaching fee of $949.00, which is a substantial discount on year round training.
* Wear the team provided race uniforms at all your 2008 triathlons. In addition, each member required to wear the MarkAllenOnline Elite Team podium shirts and/or team warm-ups at all awards presentations.
* Participate in at least five triathlons this upcoming season with 500 or more competitors and represent the team and its sponsors with competitive results and a high level of sportsmanship.
* Provide action photos during the year.
* Communicate. Simple and essential in a coaching athlete relationship.

If selected for the 2009 MarkAllenOnline team you will receive the following:

* A custom training plan based on your goals and race schedule following a discussion with the coaches.
* Race uniforms based on your need and availability from the uniform sponsor.
* Warm-ups and team podium shirts.
* Complimentary products from the team sponsors.
* Discounts from team sponsors and team bike shop
* Last but not least, a commitment from the coaches to help you as best possible to achieve your goals.

Over the past 4 years our team has achieved incredible results with multiple podium finishers age group victories at the Hawaii Ironman, Clearwater 70.3 Worlds, USAT nationals and ITU world championships . In addition, many other great results were obtained at other domestic Ironman and Half Ironman and many other races across the country.

Every year most slots are taken by our current team members. Please don't delay in contacting us if you are interested in being part of our team.

We look forward to receiving your letters, race calendars and race resumes. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at:

Best of luck with your 2009 season,

Mark Allen and Luis Vargas

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