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More Athletes Leave Team TBB

A Team TBB Ride
A Team TBB Ride
More athletes leave the storied and successful Team TBB which has dominated distance racing since it launched in 2006 under controversial head coach Brett Sutton, who left the team in November of 2013 explaining that he was “moving out of Ironman coaching, to give myself the opportunity to talk the truth without harming any part of team TBB coaching or team’s staff.”

In addition to Caroline Steffen, Jodie Swallow and James Cunnama, Irish pro triathlete Eimear Mullan has decided to leave. Although she was only with the team for a year, Mullan had her most successful season to date on the team, including wins at Ironman 70.3 Salzburg and Ironman 70.3 UK. She explained her departure on her blog, “When Brett decided to leave the team I was left with some decisions to make about how to move forward in 2014. I decided that the best option for me was to move on from the team and from Brett.”

British pro triathlete Dan Halksworth announced his departure from the team just a day before Mullan after a successful three-year run under Sutton and team co-founder Alex Bok. Halksworth announcement was also made on his personal blog where he commented: “Brett and Alex gave me an opportunity to do what I love doing and without them I would not have got on to the top of the podium….After spending a lot of time away from family and friends in my search to be the best I can be its time for me to spend a bit more time at home.”

Team TBB is a global network of elite Team TBB certified coaches and country teams and showcases more race wins than any other team in the world of triathlon. The team also has established youth and elite development programs in countries such as the Philippines and Mexico. Sutton coached many of the biggest names in triathlon, including Chrissie Wellington. Canada’s Tereza Macel was part of Team TBB during her dominating year of 2009 when she won both Ironman Lake Placid and Ironman Canada and finished fourth at the Ironman World Championship.