Mario Huys

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Mario Huys
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Personal information
Born (1959-02-09) 9 February 1959 (age 58)
Brugge, Belgium

Mario Huys is a former professional triathlete from Belgium who is currently living in Austria. He is the head coach and managing director of Mario Huys Coaching. Huys holds a master's degree in sports science.[1] He is a former coach of the Oakley Transition Ironman Team[2] and founding member of Triangel Institut, Ironman Nice and Ironman 70.3 Monaco.[citation needed]

Athletic career highlights[edit]

  • Former world record holder for double Ironman 19:54[3] (two Ironman races consecutively, both under 10 hours)
  • Coached two pro triathletes to each break the world record (Luc Van Lierde and Yvonne van Vlerken)
  • Completed 18 Ironman branded races as well as 24 Ironman distance triathlons for a total of 42 Ironman finishes
  • Won 11 Long distance races
  • Vice European Champion Ironman Distance Köln 1985
  • Ironman personal best time 8:19
  • Best finish at the Ironman World Championships - 11th place
  • Ironman Hawaii best time 8:48
  • Marathon personal best 2:28
  • Member Belgian Olympic rowing team
  • Professional Triathlete for 14 years
  • Semi Professional Cyclist for 2 years by ADR Greg LeMond’s team
  • Skiing instructor, mountain guide, rafting guide, canyoning guide and paraglider

Coaching highlights[edit]

Pro athletes currently coached by Mario[edit]

  • Michael Weiss Austria (Olympian, Ironman Champ and Xterra Champ)[7]
  • Josef Fuchs Austria (World Champion FIS Masters, 2 x Bronze FIS Masters and Silver Medallist)
  • Lisa Reiss Austria (professional alpine skier)
  • Dorian Wagner Germany (National Champ)


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