Coach Gunnar Roll

Gunnar Roll has been a part of the TriCoachMartin training squad for the past six years, is a USA Certified Triathlon Coach and is providing personal triathlon coaching.


Coach Gunnar has over 30 years of triathlon and endurance sports experience, completing his first triathlon back in 1985, at the Keauhou Kona Half. His love for triathlon grew from his early years surfing, paddleboarding and open water swimming, which also led him to become an California State Ocean Lifeguard. 


He studied Health Science and Biology for his undergraduate education and went on to obtain his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Samuel Merritt College. Throughout his career, he has worked in Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery, and currently practices in Urologic Surgery. 


After raising a family he returned to triathlon, becoming a frequent age group podium finisher and a 5-time USAT All-American recipient (2014-2018).


He is currently training for Ironman California this October, in addition to various Olympic and 70.3 distance triathlons. He enjoys working with all levels of athletes, with a specialized interest in Masters / 50 + age groups. 


Gunnar’s coaching reflects his lifelong devotion to health, science, sports and exercise, creating a science based approach and a dynamic environment for learning, growth and inspiration.


  • USA Triathlon Certified Level 1

  • Undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and Biology from San Jose State University, Masters degree in Physican Assistant Studies.

  • Proficient in virtual bike training platforms (Zwift, Rouvey, and TrainerRoad)

  • Zwift Cycling coach for USA Triathlon


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