Kent Horner began his multi-sport career as a young junior athlete in South Africa. Kent was part of the national squad that campaigned for the 2008 Olympics. Kent was a 2 time national champion and multiple national medalist across Xterra, Olympic distance and long distance. Later held a successful professional Ironman career with many top 10 results.
Whilst still competing professionally, in 2006 Kent & his wife Claire began a small online coaching business called My Training Day. What started with a handful of athletes, My Training Day grew to one of the biggest multisport coaching academies in the world and is now home to 14 endurance coaches as well as over 300 coached athletes.
My Training Day affiliated with US coach Joe Friel in 2013. Joe was one of the first Endurance coaches and is the writer of over 15 top selling endurance books. He was an excellent mentor to Kent as he grew in his coaching profession. Kent in turn has served as a mentor and educator to multiple coaches.
In 2013 the Horner’s were nominated for best small business in the Sage Pastel small business awards competition. MTD won the African 70.3 Championship club award in 2018 the African Ironman Championship club award in 2018 and the World Championship Club title in 2019.
As a coach Kent has proudly coached the 2018 70.3 Ironman World Age group 20-24 champion. A multiple national race walking champion. His athletes have numerous podium positions in national championship Olympic distance events throughout his coaching career.
Kent is meticulous & analytical with his athletes stats and is extremely professional when it comes to coaching a complete novice just starting out or a professional athlete. Kent is excellent with our younger talented athletes and he also shows compassion and has a flair for extreme attention to detail with his older athletes. Kent is continuously researching latest technology and coaching techniques and is able to adapt his coaching methods depending on the athlete he is coaching.
In summary Kent is knowledgeable, passionate and above all genuinely interested in his athletes. He has a knack for making athletes believe in themselves and helping them achieve goals they never thought were possible.