Dave Harju

My name is Dave Harju, I am a Personal Multisport Coach (Kinesiologue, Nutritionist)

If anyone is looking for an experienced triathlon coach with a proven record of success in coaching and pro racing, i’m your person. I am well-educated, have many professional certification and a flexible coaching philosophy to help guide you to achieve your goals/objectives. 

Coach/Athlete bio 

 Coaching Experience
  • Canadian Military Triathlon Coach (Olympic and Long distance) for 10 years;
  • Coach high-level and novice age-group athletes since 2004;
  • Coach 2 World Military Games: Rio, Brazil 2011; Seoul, Korea 2015; and CISM Lousanne, Switzerland 2013, CISM Europe, Germany 2016

*Pierre-Marc Doyon – Ironman World Champion 20-24, Canadian Long Distance Champion 2014, fastest long distance triathlete in QC;

  • International interactive coach on Pear Sports app


Personal Racing Experience
  • 2 x Ironman Overall Champion (IM Wisconsin 2003, 2004);
  • 3x Canadian National long distance triathlon Champion
  • Over 15 top 10 overall Ironman WTC finishes (almost all under 9 hours);
  • 2nd fastest Québec IM athlete in history 8h35;
  • 20 years of Pro racing experience – all distances triathlon/duathlon;
  • Member of the Timex Multisport Team (USA) from 2000-2017.


Education (pertinent)
  • Graduate Diploma in Nutrition Alimentation – Health and Function at University Laval (2017)
  • Honours Bac in Kinesiology – Lakehead University
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)

“For me, Dave is the ideal coach. He is competant, he listens and is very experienced (he continually takes many specialized courses). It is more than 5 yrs now and I haven’t stopped progressing – I have realized all of my objectives. Hawaii Ironman World Championships 5 times and was the 20-24 age-group champion in 2014. He meshes my work and training well together. I recommend Dave to all beginner athletes, from beginner to expert.” Pierre-Marc Doyon

My Experience

Years of Multisport Coaching Experience
Satisfied clients of all ages/abilities
Competitions entered - relative experience


- Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) - Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

- National Strength and Conditioning Society (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

- NCCP Level 2 Triathlon, Cross-country skiing and Distance running

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