Samuel Kristensen

Company: Playing for Purpose, LLC Location: Boise, Idaho

I live in Boise, Idaho. I have been a USAT Level I coach since 2016 with my coaching business/platform Playing for Purpose in partnership with my local tri shop, Tri Town Bicycles since 2016. I have extensive experience as a remote coach for athletes using Training Peaks. I currently coach triathletes in Idaho, Utah, Washington, Nebraska, Oregon, and California for sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and 140.6 distances. I served as the volunteer triathlon head club coach at Boise State University in 2018. I have worked with new athletes to the sport of triathlon, intermediate and experienced triathletes. Prior to endurance focused coaching, I worked 19 years in high school education as a school counselor, baseball coach and athletic director. I left the education sector in 2021 to focus more time and energy on triathlon and endurance coaching. My personal triathlon history includes racing at sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and 140.6 distances in the United States, Mexico, Germany and Austria, including two 70.3 world championship events.








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Long Course

Short Course

Coaching Levels

Level I Certified Short Course Coach


My primary objective is to help you accomplish your fitness and racing goals. The key to success is defining your purpose, setting measurable goals, and training with consistency, a positive attitude, and growth mindset. I use Training Peaks, Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), Lactate testing, and Swim analysis tools to help with the structure of training.


Coaching: Entering my 6th year of USAT Coaching (2022). Founder of Playing for Purpose,

Personal: over 30 triathlon finishes. Sprint, Olympic, and Long Course. 70.3 Ironman World Championship finisher (2015 & 2017). USAT All-American (2016 & 2017)

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Boise, Idaho 83714
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