Sarah Farsalas

Sarah Farsalas

Director of Cycling & Massage Therapy
Triathlon Coach
Cycling Coach
Licensed Massage Therapist

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“I have been working with Coach Sarah for 3 months now, and in that time I have become a stronger, faster biker, a more proficient swimmer (although I still have work to do) and dare I say a runner…I am currently training for a 10k and I never thought I would be able to run a mile, let alone 6. She is so encouraging, wise, accomplished, and I have learned so much from her. Coach Sarah, thank you for working with me and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings. You’re the best!!! – Sharon K.    More Coach Sarah testimonials

Coach Sarah came into triathlon from a unique background mixed with mental skills training from years of classical piano study, a love of cycling from her time spent living in the Appalachian foothills of New England, and an appreciation of figuring out how to stay physically healthy despite multiple low back injuries.

She discovered triathlon while recovering from a herniated back, and immediately became hooked in 2009. She found success with the sport early on, and a desire to help other athletes discover their own potentials grew from this. Her roots in cycling led her to becoming a USA Cycling coach with Experience Triathlon, and her fascination with the link between having a healthy body and athletic performance pushed her to pursue a Clinical Massage Therapy diploma in 2011. She added USA Triathlon coaching to her resume soon after.

Her coaching style is focused on helping athletes find their most efficient means possible within endurance sports, while working on mental training to help athletes be as prepared as possible for race day. She recognizes that each athlete brings with them unique skill sets, and unique areas for growth and opportunity, and she firmly believes in helping her athletes recognize and train these areas. She has successfully trained new athletes and experienced athletes alike, helping athletes prepare for sprint, Olympic and Half Ironman tri distances, Cycling races and events, half marathons and full marathons, and UCI Worlds Triathlon events.

Sarah’s own experiences and accomplishments include multiple Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon and duathlon races with top podium finishes, Half-Ironman and full Ironman distance races with top 10 age group finishes, and several cycling Time Trial events with top podium finishes. She also competed in 2013 and 2014’s USAT Nationals, and qualified for a spot on Team USA for 2014’s UCI World’s.

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