Fitter Triathlon Coaching & Exercise Solutions

Director, Fitter Ltd.

Bevan McKinnon is a Level 3 TRINZ Accredited Coach, qualified Bike NZ coach, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach and was recently confirmed as a Research Associate for AUT Millennium's Endurance Performance Clinic based in Albany, Auckland.  He operates as a triathlon coach for the Sports Performance Research Institute developing training opportunities and sports science testing from within the facility. For a number of years Bevan has been a keen advocate of the low carb high fat (LCHF) strategy for endurance athletes and was instrumental in bringing the 'fat adapted' athlete message to the wider endurance athlete community.  He has featured in many articles and books including most recently 'What the Fat? Sports Performance' by Prof Grant Schofield.

As an elite level triathlete Bevan competed at the World Champs at Olympic, Long Course and Ironman distances. He has had numerous wins, podium finishes and top 10 placings both here in New Zealand and overseas. In 2014 Bevan won the overall age group race at New Zealand Ironman coming home in a time of 9hrs and 55secs. In 2016 at the age of 45 he raced again at New Zealand Ironman coming home in a time of 8hrs 48mins and earning himself the title of fastest NZ age group athlete of all time on that course. Later that year Bevan raced to a Gold Medal at the 70.3 World Champs in Mooloolaba and a Gold Medal at the Ironman World Champs in Kona.


Taupo Half Ironman 2007 1st Place overall winner
Taupo Ironman 2009
9th Place pro men
Challenge Wanaka Full 2011 3rd Place pro men
Utah Ironman 2011 10th Place pro men
Korea Ironman 2011 3rd Place pro men
Challenge Wanaka Half 2014 1st Place overall winner
Taupo Ironman 2014 1st Place overall age group winner

ITU Long Distance World Champs, China 2014

1st Place Age Group Gold Medal Winner

Challenge Wanaka Half 2016 3rd place overall (4hrs 26m)
Taupo Ironman 2016 2nd place overall age group winner (8hrs 48m) - fastest recorded NZ age group time at IMNZ
Ironman 70.3 World Champs 2016 1st Place Age Group Gold Medal Winner
Ironman World Champs Kona 2016 1st Place Age Group Gold Medal Winner


Bevan has over 15 years experience of coaching swimming, cycling, running and triathlon.  In that time he has worked with a range of both age group athletes and professionals competing on a world stage.  Having coached and been coached himself Bevan understands the importance of being not only knowledgeable but also accessible.  To ensure this happens Bevan limits the numbers on his coaching roster in order for him to be able to personally know each athlete's life situation, needs, and aspirations.  Each program is individually tailored, monitored and adjusted, if needed, based on an athlete's progress along the way.

Bevan currently has athletes training for ITU Olympic distance events, marathon run events, half ironman, cycling events and iron distance triathlons. Bevan and his athletes will be in attendance at all major races in NZ this season.  Contact him (below) should you wish to discuss joining his training group.

Bevan is also the owner/operator of FITTER SWIMMING, which offers coached swim squads in Takapuna and Albany.

Email: Bevan at

Phone: 021488378

Skype: bevan.mckinnon






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