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Hi, I’m Coach Sam Burns. Former Ironman 70.3 professional triathlete, current local elite triathlete & coach living & working in Thailand. Let me help YOU get to the next level!


The only dare you ever want to take is the dare to be all that you can be.

- Catherine Pulsifer


Coach Sam’s Achievements:

  • National-level experience in Gymnastics, Athletics, Swimming, Football, Rugby, Cricket & Triathlons.

  • Dulwich College: Double-year 1st XI Football, 1st XV Rugby, 7s Captain,

  • School of Oriental & African Studies: Rugby Captain, Manager & Coach

  • Rugby Clubs: Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, Wasps U19, Old Alleynians Rugby Club.

  • Sao Paolo Football Academy under Jose Alves Borges (Thai Premier League Coach of the Year 2004-5),

  • Thai Tobacco Monopoly, Thai Premier League Champs 2004-5,

  • BEC Tero Sassana, 2005-6, played alongside Thai legends Dassakorn Thonglao Teerathep Winothai & Tawan Sripan

  • Formed Kid Insane, produced, mixed & mastered 3 studio albums & got signed to Major Record Label RS Promotions

  • Myspace Alternative Song of the Month (WORLDWIDE) January 2010.

  • First Pro Ironman 70.3 in 2017 in Cebu, Philippines.

  • 2nd Pro Race at Ironman 70.3 Thailand, 3rd Asian Elite Pro.

  • Coached STUDENT triathlete to QUalify & compete in the IRONMAN World Championships 2018.

  • Currently TOP 3 Triathlete/Coach in Thailand

  • Qualified & competeD in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2019 in NICE, France.


With Tri Nirvana I have been able to build & motivate a community of triathletes eager to learn & achieve, coaching over 200+ athletes to incredible goals such as Ironman World Championships, 1st-time marathons, Ultra-Trail & triathlon podiums in a range if distances in many countries around the world.

Sport is my life and is in my blood. I live to inspire others to achieve & elevate performance to a higher level. I’m a lifetime elite athlete, in a broad array of sports from gymnastics, athletics, swimming, football & rugby. I’m a former Ironman Pro competitor & currently a top local professional triathlete based in Bangkok, Thailand. I recently returned from competing at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France.

 Much love,

Coach Sam



  1. Receive a daily PERSONALISED TRAINING PLAN that adapts to your current fitness & form & helps to peak to perfection come race day.

  2. 1-1 Access to Coach: Exclusive access to Coach Sam & Coach Smart, local pros & co-founders of TRI NIRVANA TRIATHLON COACHING. You will also have access to the TRI NIRVANA team message board via DISCORD app - a private, endurance sport focused information centre for TRI NIRVANA MEMBERS only!

  3. FREE Access to Group Sessions scheduled by TRI NIRVANA on the website calendar. (for drop ins / non-members the price per session is: ฿500)

  4. Reserve 1-1 Coaching with Coach Same at a special MEMBER’S DISCOUNT RATE: ฿500/session. (NON-MEMBERS PAY ฿750/session)

  5. *** NEW FOR 2019-2020 *** DETAILED POWER PLAN through Best Bike Split. (for MEMBERS with POWER DATA).

***Best Bike Split is an awesome tool now owned by Training Peaks that allows you to analyse everything about your performance & race day so you can effectively predict the future & ride your fastest, most efficient race.

BBS uses a revolutionary math and physics algorithm & incorporates specific course data with your aero profile and power data to create a precise power plan for every race.



Tri Nirvana Triathlon Coaching

76/39 The Village
Bang Phli, Samutprakarn


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+66 93 578 8505

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