About

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 Biography


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.

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.

Pertinent Education

  • 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);
  • 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.

years of multisport coaching experience

satisfied clients of all ages/abilities

completed competitions/experience