Coach Courtney Kutler

: ORR Level 3,
: Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling, Running, Personal Training
: USA Triathlon Level 1
: 5
Years Racing Triathlon: 16

Coach Name: Courtney Kutler

Birthplace and Where Courtney Grew Up: Chicago and Atlanta

Current Hometown: Burlington, VT

Education: Bachelor's - Sociology and French

Background: Courtney discovered endurance events later in life. After graduating college and moving to Vermont, she began running to familiarize herself with her new surroundings. She set and achieved a goal of running her first marathon (Vermont City Marathon) in 2000. Courtney received so much support and connection with the local running community. In 2001, she ran the Vermont City Marathon again, finishing a disappointing four minutes slower than the prior year. Courtney began working with a running coach, who taught her the value of tempo running and speedwork. Within the year, she shaved an hour off of her marathon time…Courtney was hooked! Running gave her a social outlet and the challenge of a goal that she had been missing since graduation.

Courtney took her newfound passion of fitness and started working at a local health club in 2000. She has worked at The Edge for over 20 years in many capacities including swim coach, personal trainer, fitness director, spin instructor and executive vice president. She currently coaches swimming and TRIBE sessions at The Edge.

In 2008, a running friend convinced Courtney to do a triathlon. She loved the variety of the training and the new challenges these three disciplines brought. Courtney has competed in all distances from sprint distance to Ironman. In 2016, Courtney joined QT2 Systems as an athlete. She was immediately drawn to the systematic and holistic approach they took to coaching. The knowledge and expertise that QT2 Systems provides is unparalleled. After a few seasons as an athlete, Courtney was invited to join as a coach. She loves working with athletes of varying abilities, experience and goals. Courtney really enjoys educating athletes and crafting the perfect training program for them.

Coaching Experience: High School Cross Country Coach 2001-2005 | Swim Coach since 2000 | USAT Level 1 Coach since 2017 | Personal Trainer 2000-2012

Years with ORR/TRF/TCF: Since 2017

Athletic Highlights: 20 Marathon Finishes (6 Boston Marathons) | Ironman Lake Placid Finisher | USAT Age Group Nationals Qualifier

Hobbies: Courtney loves spending time with her husband and daughter. They all love to travel and explore new restaurants. Courtney also enjoys social time with friends, shopping, reading, and organizing.

Why work with OutRival Racing: OutRival Racing provides a complete holisitic approach to coaching. The protocol is based on scientific research and real-life experience. We don’t just train the athlete to compete; we train them to succeed!

Favorite Quote: “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory." - Les Brown

  • 5K – 20:18      
  • 10K – 41:11                
  • 15K – 1:10:25             
  • 13.1 – 1:30:54            
  • Marathon – 3:17:00   
  • Sprint Tri – 1:08:24
  • Oly Tri – 2:42:15         
  • 70.3 – 5:12:08            
  • Ironman – 12:42:09