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Suzanne Atkinson, MD


Suzanne Atkinson, MD is a world-class triathlon & endurance coach with over 30 years of experience coaching.   She has worked with age group elite & professional triathletes in addition to designing beginning training groups for first time triathletes.

Her teaching career includes working as a wilderness instructor for Outward Bound School, Mountaineering & Rock Climbing fitness director and teacheing medical students & residents at the University if Pittsburgh Medical School.

Suzanne brings motivational skills, technical instruction and an understanding of physiology to each individual athlete’s training. She has helped both first-time triathletes as well as world champions accomplish their dreams.

Training with Coach Suzanne and Steel City Endurance has greatly improved my confidence and enjoyment of open water swimming, and by improving my efficiency has enabled me to save energy for the bike and run in triathlons. During the best if the US race (Leon's race), it was a turbulent start with the best of the us and faster men/women all together.

Due to the work on swim efficiency I was able to hold a place just behind the lead swimmers. I remember feeling like everyone around me was expending a lot of effort, while I felt pretty comfortable. I feel like the effort saved by not working extra hard to stay right there at the lead payed off with a strong bike and run.

Kirsten Sass

2015 Olympic Age Group World Champion

When to Lower Your Stroke Count in Swimming

When to Lower Your Stroke Count in Swimming

Why would you want to lower stroke count? Well, if it's too high of course. 😉  So how do you know if it's too high?When swimming at an easy pace, ie, not adding much power or force, you should be able to move forward through the water with relative ease indicating...

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I utilized Anne-Marie as a coach to increase my 5k and half marathon time as well as to complete a 70.3 distance triathlon. I met all my goals with great success and I largely attribute that success to Anne Marie’s coaching. We seamlessly work together from two different parts of the country. Anne-Marie was incredibly informative, responsive, flexible and offered amazing guidance along the way. I highly recommend her as a coach.

Jodi Blaine

From Mom to 70.3 Ironman

Freestyle Swimmer Struggling to Breath

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