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Dr. Daniel Plews
TRIQ Founder / Sports Scientist / IRONMAN® Kona Age Group Record Holder / World Class Coach
Applied sports scientist, researcher, and coach of 25+ world and Olympic title winners in rowing, kayak and triathlon. Among a PhD in the area of applying HRV to track training adaptations in elite athletes and over 50 peer-reviewed publications to his name, Dan was Head of Physical Performance for Team New Zealand during its 2021 America’s Cup win and is currently Head of Performance Physiology for Women’s Canoe Racing New Zealand. His passion for ®IRONMAN had him coach three athletes under the 8-hour barrier and since 2018 he holds the amateur course record at the World Championships in Hawaii, Kona in a time of 8 hours and 24 minutes.
Dr. Ruby Otter-Drost
TRIQ Advisory Board / Sports Scientist / Athlete Monitoring Expert
Applied sports scientist and senior researcher at the School of Sports Studies, Hanze University of Applied Sciences. A lecturer in Human Physiology, with a focus on Applied Exercise Physiology, at the University Medical Center Groningen, Ruby’s current research involves monitoring training load and performance of cyclists, ice speed skaters, rowers, runners and triathletes. Other current projects include the study and comparison of coaches’ intended and actual training load in regards to performance and overtraining.
Dr. Stephen Seiler
TRIQ Advisory Board / Professor of Sports Science / 100+ Endurance Training Publications
Internationally known for his many influential research publications related to endurance training, intensity distribution and the polarized training model, Stephen is also a former Vice Director of Research and Innovation, Dean of Faculty and current Professor for Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. In addition he’s been a consultant and scientific advisor to a foundation, sports teams, a regional hospital and the Norwegian Olympic Federation. Stephen has given lectures and talks on endurance sports science across the globe and keeps researching as one of the field’s standout forward thinkers.