Coaching Biographies

Julio German has been a running and triathlon coach since 2008. He coaches professional track and field athletes at the NJ*NY Track Club, a post-collegiate team currently training for the Track and Field World Championships and the 2016 Olympics.


He has also trained numerous top amateur triathletes in a variety of distances, many of whom rank among the best in the world.  He coached Cross-Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track at the high school level from 2011-2013 where several of his athletes achieved All-State and All-American titles.  In 2012, he had one high-school athlete qualify and compete at the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials.  In 2016, he had 6 amateur athletes qualify and compete at the Ironman World Championships.


Coach Julio’s knowledge of cardiovascular training has been shaped by working together with some of the top coaches in the country.  He began competing in his youth and has since raced multiple marathons, including NYC and Boston as well as an ultra-distance running race. Coach Julio graduated with a BA in Business Management from Indiana University where he competed on the cycling team. Julio and his wife, Edit, have a daughter, Isabella and a son, Kennedy.


Certification: USATF Level 1, USAT Level 1, USA Cycling Level 3

Noga Ruttenberg has been a swimming and triathlon coach since 2010.  Her athletes have competed in all triathlon distances from the sprint through the Ironman distances.  Many began as first-time triathletes and have since boasted numerous podium finishes.


She herself is a 5-time Age Group All-American triathlete who has competed in the Ironman and Half-Ironman World Championships as well as the Boston Marathon.  She won her AG at Ironman Florida 2013 to secure her Kona slot for 2014 and again at Ironman Lake Placid in 2015.  As a wife and mother, Noga has mastered the challenges of competing at the elite level while balancing life’s other commitments.


Noga graduated with a BS in Economics from Middlebury College where she competed on the swim team.  She went on to earn an MBA from New York University.  Noga and her husband, Devon, have two children, Ryder and Sage.


Certification: USAT Level 1, USA Cycling Level 3



Amy Farrell has been a high school track and triathlon coach since 2008.  Her athletes have competed in all triathlon distances from sprint through Ironman.


She is annually awarded the USAT Age Group All-American honor as she is one of the best amateur triathletes in the world.  In 2014, she was the Kona World Championship winner in her AG as well as the second female amateur overall.  That race immediately followed a second place finish at the Half-Ironman (70.3) World Championships. In 2015 she was the overall female winner at Ironman Lake Placid and secured an 8th place Age Group finish at the World Championships.  A former pro, Amy is well-versed in all triathlon distances and has taken the top female amateur spot at some of the most popular 70.3 races, including Eagleman (two-years in a row) as well as Timberman.   She left her pro card behind when she became a mother to Ruby in 2003.  As both a high-school teacher and high-school track coach, Amy has an unparalleled drive and commitment to meeting and exceeding goals


Amy graduated with a BS in Physical Education from St. Lawrence University where she competed on the track team.  Amy and her husband, Kevin, live in upstate NY with daughter, Ruby.


Certification: USAT Level 1, USATF Level 1




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