Tara Norton is a former professional triathlete, NCCP multi-sport coach and mom, with a new passion for ultra-distance races. A 25-time Ironman and iron distance finisher, Tara has competed at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii six times with a best 12th place overall finish and has competed at the Hawaii Ultraman World Championship legendary 3 day – 515 KM race on the Big Island four times, winning it twice!
Tara became the Ultraman World Champion in 2018 and was also 2nd female at the 2016 Ultraman Hawaii World Championships. She broke the Ironman Lanzarote bike course record in 2010, has an Ironman personal best time of 9:32 and has over 25 top-10 finishes in long course races as a professional triathlete. Tara has competed in 50 km and 50-mile trail races and loves to rock climb.
Tara delivers top-notch coaching programs tailor-made to suit athletes’ individual needs by combining her motivational abilities and her years of racing and training experience with sound science.
Tara is also an Ambassador to the I WILL FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization that helps people overcome adversity.
Tara is honoured to help others realize that anything is possible when you have the will and set your mind to achieve it. She is passionate about triathlon and loves to work with her athletes to help them achieve their personal goals.
COACH TARA IS ACCEPTING NEW ATHLETES FOR 2024!
“Being an avid mountain biker for many years, I took up spin classes over the winter months. Most of the people at the class including instructors were triathletes, which got me into thinking I would like to try to complete an Ironman. Tara was my favourite instructor at spin class who always had a positive and encouraging personality. When I decided that I really was going to do an Ironman, I felt it made sense to enlist experienced help to guide me through the challenge, Tara was naturally my first choice to be my coach. Not previously being a runner or a swimmer, Tara guided me throughout my journey and I finished my goal of completing Lake Placid Ironman this year. It has been such an awesome journey, that I have signed up for another Ironman for next year, and continue to have Tara guide me and share my own personal journey with me.” Read More