About Elite Training Solutions
Elite Training Solutions History
After graduating college in 2007, Nathan started a business to coach and train endurance athletes and help individuals reach their fitness goals. After operating without a consistent location for a few years, Elite Training Solutions was founded in 2011 and has been helping endurance athletes achieve their goals for nearly a decade.
At Elite Training Solutions, Nathan strives to listen well to each client’s individual goals and create a training program that fits their lifestyle, time-constraints, and objectives. He encourages his clients to dream big!
About Nathan Wadsworth
At the age of 9, Nathan began participating in track and field. This ignited a real joy for running, cycling and triathlon. Early in his career, he participated in AAU tack and field qualifying Nationals and placing top 3 in the 1500 and 3000 meters in the 13-14 age division. He also participated in the Ironkids Bread Triathlon Series making it to Nationals twice, placing top 3 in the 14 year old division. In High School, he began to focus exclusively on distance running. By his senior year, he won two Kansas State High School 5A Championships in the 1600 and 3200 meters. As a scholarship athlete at Wichita State University, Nathan flourished in the environment there and won a couple 10,000 meter Missouri Valley Championships in track and was a provisional NCAA qualifier in the 10,000 meter as a senior. Post collegiately, Nathan competed as a semi-professional distance runner. While training at home in Kansas and spending the summers in Alamosa, CO, Nathan was able to qualify for the Olympic Trials Men’s Marathon in his first marathon at Chicago in 2006. Two of his most memorable running performances were placing 21st overall at the 2007 Boston Marathon, only 8:00 behind the winner, as well as participating in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials. A Wichita State University graduate, Nathan received his Masters of Education in Exercise Science in 2007.
Over the years, Nathan has worked with clients who have completed running events from 800 meters to ultra marathons of 100 miles +, triathlons ranging from sprint to Ironman distance, and cycling events from 20-200 miles. Nathan has also worked to improve client’s running technique, sprint form, and athleticism in disciplines such as: basketball, baseball, soccer, football, ice-skating, dance, field hockey, rugby, and swimming. He has also worked with clients who were accepted into the Pre-BUDS Navy Seal program, Army Ranger School, FBI, local law enforcement and emergency services.
Running Career Highlights
Two-Time Kansas State High School 5A Champion in the 1600 and 3200 (2000)
All-MVC Cross Country (2001, 2003)
MVC Indoor Track 5k Runner-up (2003)
Outdoor Track 10k Champion (2003)
MVC Outdoor Track 10k Champion, 5k Runner-up (2004)
MVC Indoor Track 5k Runner-up (2005)
34th place USA 1/2 Marathon Championships (2006)
59th place Chicago Marathon (2006)
29th place USA 1/2 Marathon Championships (2007)
21st overall at Boston Marathon (2007)
57th place US Olympic Trials Men's Marathon (2007)
41st overall at Boston Marathon (2009)
Gravel Cycling Career Highlights:
Age Group Podium Finisher at Dirty Kanza 200 in 2015 & 2017
2016 Runner-Up at The Epic
2016 Age-Group Champ at Land Run 100
2016 Wicked Wilson Champ
2018 Rage Against the Chainring Series Champ
Header photo credit: Salsa Cycles https://salsacycles.com/chasethechaise/