How It All Started


Rewind to a bar in Coeur d’Alene in 2007…

In June 2007, Endurance Nation founders Rich Strauss and Patrick McCrann were on the ground at Ironman Coeur d’Alene to support their respective athletes. Rich and Patrick already knew one another, having exchanged business ideas and collaborated on some training camps. It wasn’t long before a few beers moved the conversation from pleasantries to some very strong opinions on how to run a better coaching business.

We had similar business models, with each of us coaching a squad of one-on-one coached athletes, selling training plans online, and supporting both groups through the creation of quality content and active forums. Over time we each independently became intrigued by the power and ability of a quality community of athletes to support and provide significant value for themselves through their interactions online and in person.

You will find Endurance Nation members in your town and across the globe!

Athletes everywhere understand the importance of balancing their training with their busy lives. Our Team Coaching methodology enables athletes of all abilities to be the best on a schedule that fits their lives at an incredibly reasonable price.

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We noticed that our training plan athletes, whose only interaction with us was via forums, were often smarter, faster, and raced better than our one-on-one athletes.
By actively engaging with us and their peers in these forums our athletes learned, created informal accountability systems with their peers, and raced the faster for it.

And so one year later, to the day, the decision was final. No more traditional, expensive, one-on-one coaching.   We set out to create an extremely high-quality community of athletes dedicated to helping each other train and race to their personal best.  

Today our mission remains supporting, educating, and advising our members to be the best self-coached athletes possible, within the time constraints placed upon them by their real lives.  

Endurance Nation has come a long way from the early days. Now lead by Owner and Head Coach Patrick McCrann, Endurance Nation is now five-time Ironman® TriClub World Champions.  We are now officially the world’s largest and most active endurance coaching community. It is clear, Endurance Nation is a force sweeping the …. Nation.

Coach Patrick

June 2007 – February 2022


  • Began coaching full time in 2004, 400+ athletes.
  • 28x Ironman finisher, 9:23 PR, including 10x Hawaii & AG win at IM Texas 2012.
  • East Coast, former Peace Corps, married, two girls, two cats, one dog, time-management guy.

Global Endurance Nation

“Thank you for an amazing four months of training. For the first time in 15 years of running, I’ve learned about intensity training and have improved my 5 and 10k times significantly. I even won a few AG spots. Wow. So exciting.” ~ Alison Miller

Where We Are Today

We are proud to say that Team Endurance Nation is now over 700 members strong. Over half of our members have been with us for more than three years. Their ranks include age group winners, course record holders, Kona qualifiers, podium finishers, front of the pack, middle of the pack, and back of the pack superstars.

More importantly, we are friends and training partners. We have cheered them on at countless races and have met their husbands, wives, kids, and dogs. We have redefined what it means to be a Team, and we are on a mission to help every willing age group triathlete be their best on a schedule that actually fits their lives at a price they can truly afford.

We invite you to join the Team online or connect with us at your next race. You’ll quickly see that Endurance Nation is truly something special, and that we’ve got a spot saved just for you.

Yes, I Want to Start Training Today!

I hope to see you on the inside soon!
Coach Patrick

“YOU WANT RESULTS??? In two seasons with EN, I went from being a corporate couch potato, where my heavy exercise sessions were walking to the next meeting, to real WORK the EN way. 76 lbs and 3 IM’s later I am going to KONA!!! RnP and the EN team I can’t thank you all enough!!!! This is a 25 year dream come true.” — Matt Samojeden

The Official Overview

More than five thousand athletes have trained and raced the Endurance Nation way since 2007. From stay-at-home mothers of four to high-powered executives with insane travel schedules, we have a proven system that will get you from registration day to race day with the support and guidance you need to be your best. Our articles have been featured in Inside Triathlon, Triathlete magazine, Lava magazine,,, and