Sarah Barkley of SET Coaching has recently been selected as a member of the Wattie Ink Elite Triathlon team. Barkley is one of 11 elite athletes selected from the Pacific Northwest to compete with the team.
Wattie Ink is a sports marketing agency focused on endurance racing. With 25 years of combined experience in the endurance sports industry, Wattie Ink prides itself on its huge network of close-knit contacts, as well as being versed in the most up-to-date marketing approaches. The elite team is sponsored by national-scale companies such as K-Swiss, Powerbar, BlueSeventy, and Fuel Belt.
“I’m excited to have been selected to be a part of this elite racing team. My time in the sport of triathlon has been an adventure, and has given me the opportunity to test my limits while traveling the world. I look forward to being a member of the Wattie Ink team,” explained Barkley.
As a triathlete, Barkley has achieved USAT All-American status for the past two years, received the coveted Best Overall Female Triathlete designation from TriNW in 2011, and took top honors as the Overall Olympic Distance Champion in 2010 and 2008.
In 2009 and 2011 Barkley represented Team USA at the ITU Age Group Olympic World Championships, placing as the third American in her age group, and in 2012 qualified and raced at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas.
Barkley has been a SET Coaching athlete for several years, and joined the SET Coaching team in 2012. She works with a number of athletes to help them meet their competitive or recreational goals.
Jason Jablonski is the owner of SET Coaching where he and his coaching team work with athletes to provide sport-specific coaching and biomechanical expertise. Through this, the coaches are able to match their experience, knowledge and talent with the goals of each unique client to create an environment where clients have been able to achieve results beyond their expectations. Jablonski is a certified USA Level II Cycling Coach and maintains a strong commitment to remaining on the cutting-edge of his field. He is a Retul, FIST, and Bike Fit Certified Fitter, and because of this commitment, he works with the Retul, Dartfish, and other sport-specific fitting and analysis systems to ensure athletes are training and competing at optimum levels. SET Coaching’s partnership with Black Diamond Sports Therapy brings a background of knowledge to the table that is second-to-none. The partnership between SET Coaching and Black Diamond Sports Therapy means athletes have a tremendous resource to help them achieve their personal best.