Coach John DiPalo


John started his athletic pursuits as a swimmer in high school. At 16 he also discovered bike racing and has been an avid cyclist ever since. After bike racing for nearly 30 years it was time for a new challenge and Triathlon was the logical choice. His cycling team thought he was crazy. After all, why run somewhere when you can just ride your bike? John was undeterred, and set his sights on triathlon, enjoying every step of the journey.

John’s training philosophy is focused on achieving your long-term goals by doing the right mix of hard and easy training, ensuring proper recovery, and making sure that there is a healthy balance between training and life. He works with all levels of athletes in triathlon and cycling. John is an associate level coach.

John lives in Cherry Hill, NJ with his wife Kristine, who also a two-time Ironman finisher, and their yellow lab Stella. He has two children, a son and a daughter that make up the very competitive triathlon relay team, DDR racing.


  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach

Triathlon Highlights

  • 2021 – Ironman Maryland 6th AG
  • 2019, 2021 – USA Triathlon All American
  • 2019, 2021 – AWA Silver
  • 2019 – Independence Olympic – 1st AG
  • 2019 – Ironman Ohio 70.3 – 2nd AG
  • 2017 – Hammonton Aquabike 1st OA
  • 2015 – Shoreman 70.3 – 1st AG
  • 2015 – Challenge A/C Aquabike 1st AG / 2nd OA
  • 2014 – Shoreman 70.3 – 1st AG
  • 2014 – Bassman 70.3 – 1st AG
  • 2013 – Rev3 Sandusky 140.6– 1st AG, 8th OA
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