Coach Heather Helzer
Coach Heather Helzer

Professional Credentials:

  • Head Coach – Central Middle School Cross Country Running; 2012-2019
  • Head Coach – Central Middle School  XC Skiing; 2013-2018
  • Head Coach – Varsity Track and Field ; Service High & East High 2011-2012
  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher since 2008
  • USAT Level 1 Coach
  • USAT Youth & Junior Elite Coach
  • USAT Certified Race Director
  • TrainingPeaks Level 1 Coach
  • BS in Physical Education
  • MS in Adapted Physical Education
  • NFHS Certified Coach
  • NCAA Certified Coach
  • Unified Certified Coach
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • First Aid, CPR/AED Certified

Athletic Credentials:

  • Brought 2 beautiful children into the World, Finch Helzer in October 2016 & Grace Helzer in October 2018.
  • 1st Overall Female in Runfest 49k, 2017
  • Hiked the 33mile Chilkoot Trail solo with my son, that we finished 2days before Runfest; our ADN article.
  • Completed in 5 Ironman Triathlons; Ironman Lake Placid 2010 & 2013, Ironman Arizona 2011, Ironman Canada 2014, Ironman Texas 2015
  • 1st Overall Female in Lake Placid Marathon, 2013
  • All-American in Aquathon
  • Qualified for World Championships in sprint triathlon, olympic triathlon, long course, duathlon and aquathon Worlds
  • 7th place at Long Course World Championships, Perth, Australia, 2009
  • Won Sprint Nationals, 20-24 age group, 2008
  • Qualified as Best of U.S. NYS Representative in 2007
  • Division 1 Scholarship Athlete at Long Island University; golf, cross country running, indoor/outdoor track
  • Ranked 12th Nationally while competing on Vortex Racing as a Junior Elite, 2005
  • Competed in my first triathlon in 2003

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