Mirinda Carfrae And Coach Siri Lindley Rejoin Forces

  • By Julia Polloreno
  • Published Jul 14, 2013
  • Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 5:49 PM UTC
Lindley and Carfrae before her first attempt at the Ironman World Championship in 2009. Photo: Jay Prasuhn

About a year and a half after going their separate ways as coach and athlete after working together for seven years, 2010 Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae and Siri Lindley have rejoined forces. Lindley, who recently relocated her squad, aka Team Sirius, to Boulder, where Carfrae lives and trains, has guided her to multiple world titles, including a Kona win in 2010.

“I’ve decided to return ‘home’ to Team Sirius as I feel that the most important part of coaching is the relationship,” Carfrae told “Over the years Siri and I have built not only a great coach-athlete relationship but also a wonderful friendship. This is a place where I feel we are able to create the best environment for continued success is this sport. The past 18 months have been a great learning experience for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with both Mat Steinmetz and Joel Filliol; both coaches have given me so much and I am so appreciative of their wisdom.”

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Lindley shares Carfrae’s enthusiasm for reuniting: “I am thrilled to be back working together with Rinny again. We have an awesome working relationship and a great friendship that has been formed from the seven years we worked together. Together we have achieved so much and grown so much. We are excited to have the chance to add many more great experiences to the ones we have already had! I believe that the experiences we have shared in the sport and the mutual respect and understanding we share will allow us to achieve many more great things in the future.

I am truly excited and more motivated than ever to work towards Rinny reaching all new levels of performance!”

The Ironman World Championship on October 12 has been Carfrae’s season focus.

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Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno is the editor at large of Triathlete magazine. A Stanford University graduate with an award-winning track record in publishing, Polloreno is a two-time Ironman finisher and has been a competitive triathlete for more than a decade.

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