TRIATHLETE. BIKE FITTER. CERTIFIED IRONMAN COACH.
Don graduated at the top of his batch with a degree in Computer Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University. He was pursuing a career in academe as a college professor for the the same university before he decided to follow his passion: triathlon. Don's lack of athleticism challenged him. He then decided to take a smart and analytical approach to training to help him rapidly progress. Since 2010, he has racked up close to 50 podium finishes and continues to be one of the top age group triathletes in the Philippines.
Don has now transitioned into a full time triathlon coach as he continues to make his mark in the triathlon community. He is the first Ironman Certified Coach in the Philippines. In January 2015, he set up the first triathlon specific performance lab in the Philippines bringing in blood lactate testing. He's also one of the first PrecisionFit Certified bike fitters in the country. A staunch advocate of smart and scientific training, he continues to innovate and pursue his unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
As a multisport performance coach, Don's goal is to reach as many athletes as possible and impart with them his knowledge, expertise, and wisdom, which he gained through the years of training and racing. Through the #KnowYourNumbers Tour, more and more will gain appreciation for triathlon not just as a sport but as a lifestyle as they engage in a constant quest to improve their performance.