Radek was born in the Czech Republic; he has been a competitive swimmer and triathlete for over 15 years and has competed in hundreds of endurance events. As a member and captain of both swimming and triathlon junior national teams he's had the chance to compete amongst the best young athletes in his native country and in Europe.
As a swimmer he broke many national youth swimming records and was an Olympic finalist swim training partner. He competed in his first triathlon at only 16 (1993) and has been hooked on the sport ever since. After 4 years in triathlon he qualified to compete in the junior Elite European Triathlon Championship and by 20 had finished over 50 sprint and international (Olympic) distance triathlons. In 1995 he began his studies in Physical Education and Sports at Charles University in Prague. In 1997 Radek become the training partner of 2x Czech Triathlete of the Year (multiple ITU top ten finisher).
As a multisport athlete Radek has also raced in many cross country and track and field running events. As an athlete he has been fortunate to train with the best in their business as well as learn from these incredible athletes: Olympians, Boston Marathon Winner, NCAA track and field (800m) runner up, NCAA swimming record holder, ITU Triathlon podium finishers and Ironman Champions.
In 2004, Radek decided to share his knowledge and passion for endurance sports though coaching. Throughout his coaching career, he has guided athletes at every level and age to their endurance goals. He knows the sport of triathlon inside and out and is also the owner of Coastal Triathlon LLC, which has produced over 10 triathlon and running events.
CoachR is known for his passion for endurance sports, for his knowledge of SWIMMING TECHNIQUE ANALYSIS for LONG DISTANCE SWIMMERS, of helping people STAY INJURY FREE and teaching PROPER TECHNIQUE for all three endurance disciplines. Coach R is a professional mentor and TeamPR coach you can trust.
USAT All American, 9:12- first ever IM finish, 4:17 Half Ironman, 2:47 Marathon, 1:16 Half Marathon, 15:54 - 5km, 8:54 - 3km, 4:07 - 1500meter run (approx 4:30mile), 45min 2.4mile swim, 16:38 - 1500meter swim, South Carolina State Champion 2006, 6xHilton Head Triathlon Overall Winner, multiple sprint triathlon overall winner