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Club coach Ben Bell runs our open water swim sessions as well as specialised technique-focused run squad sessions once per month.


Club coach Scott Ashcroft helps run our training sessions and helps prepare our club training programs for targeted races.

About Ben:

In the pantheon of age-group triathletes, few (if any) are as well known in Australia than Ben Bell.


Ben has been a member of Illawarra Triathlon Club since 2010 and has always enjoyed the club aspect of the sport. “Two of my best memories in the sport are contributing to the ITC twice being named Ironman Oceania Club Champions,” he said. “I would like to play a roll in helping coach ITC club members to both individual success and club success in the coming season.”


Whilst mainly competing in 70.3 and Ironman distance events, Ben has raced all distances winning State and National titles from Sprint Distance to Ironman Distance and culminating in triathlon’s holy grail, the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. He has also landed multiple top 10 finishes in Ironman races throughout Australia, regularly finishing among the top ten overall (including professionals).


Ben is currently coaching the Illawarra Academy of Sport Triathlon program, which includes working with the best young triathletes in the region and a small stable of athletes under the TriBell banner. “I am also very much looking forward to working with ITC athletes to help refine their technique and build towards a strong 2020/21 season striving for individual and club success.”

If athletes require specific individual programs or have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ben on 0409667869 or email

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