Walter Thorburn, Director 

Walter founded the New Zealand altitude training centre in 2013. He has gained experience for both living and training at altitude since he was a professional triathlete. 

Walter is passionate about the benefits of altitude and enjoys helping put people of all levels and ability's closer to their goals every day while keeping the FUN-damentals in place for sustainable fitness. Keeping it enjoyable.

He is a 2 x New Zealand long course elite triathlon champion and World age group champion with 30 years of Endurance sport experience. He held the prestigious NZ Port of Tauranga Half Ironman 2k swim/90 k bike/21K course record of 3 hrs 48 minutes for over 11 years. 

Along with this he has coached and guided triathletes to New Zealand and world age group titles since 2001 as well as top 3 results in the Speights Coast to Coast along with NZs premier marathons as a full time professional coach. He also holds the Level 3 Coaching certificate, which is New Zealand’s highest pinnacle of Tri NZs accreditation pathway for coaching. 



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