About Bob


“I strive to be the best at whatever I do: IM competitor, Paramedic, Ski Patrol, Coach — I set a goal, pace myself, and stay focused on the objective. I don’t quit. I’m very anal about detail. I don’'t like to be told I’m too old, too slow, too “anything” — that I “can’t” do something for some reason. I enjoy my life, where I’m at in it, and where I’m headed. I like who I am.”

Civilian Education

  • 1975: Bachelor of Science Degree, Business, University Of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS
  • 1982: Master of Arts Degree, Business, Webster University, San Antonio TX

Military Service

  • Air Force: 21 August 1961 to 1 February 1996 — 34 years, 5 months, 9 day
    Served 14 years in enlisted ranks and 20 years as an officer, retiring as Lt Colonel

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Status

  • 1996: National Registry EMT Basic #B1092889
  • 1997: Texas EMT–Basic #106346-34044
              Texas EMT–Intermediate #106346-50921
  • 1998: Texas EMT–Paramedic #106346–69497
  • 1999-Present: Licensed Texas EMT–Paramedic #106346–82714
  • 2000-Present: National Registry EMT–Paramedic #PO917241
  • 2014-Present: TDSHS Certified EMS Instructor

Coaching Certifications

  • Certified USA-Triathlon Coach, Level II
  • National Ski Patrol Member and Senior Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, International Sports Sciences Association (I.S.S.A.)
  • Certified USA Cycling (USAC) Expert Coach & Power-Based Cycling Coach
  • Certified USA Track & Field Coach Level 1
  • Certified American Swimming Coaching Association (ASCA) Coach Level 1

Career Highlights

  • 1980–Present: Completed 18 Marathons and numerous duathlons and triathlons
  • 1995–Present: Completed 14 Ironman Triathlons; Germany ’95, Switzerland ’96, Florida ’97, Canada ’98, Australia ’99, California ’00, Korea ’01, Lake Placid ’02, Mexico ’03, Brazil ’04, Lanzarote ’05, South Africa ‘06, Wisconsin ‘07, Coeur d’ Alene ‘08
  • 1998–Present: Conducts triathlon training events for Team Alamo, and several public clinics
  • 1999-2000: TEAM ALAMO Multisports Association President & Board Member
  • 1999–Present: Developed specific single and multisport training plans for age groups
  • 2000: Team USA Member, ITU World Long Course (LC) Duathlon Championship, Calais France
  • 2001: Team USA Member, World LC Duathlon Championship, Venray Netherlands
  • 2001: Founded LoneStar Multisports and Fitness Focus, two fitness enterprises
  • 2001–2002: Cycling Coach, Leukemia &Lymphoma Society “Team In Training”
  • 2002: Team USA Member, World LC Duathlon Championship, Weyer Austria
  • 2003: Lecturer, USA-T Level I Coaching Certification, USOTC, Colo Spgs CO
    Team USA Member, Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship, Queenstown NZ
  • 2003: Lecturer, USA-T Level I Coaching Certification, USOTC, Colo Spgs CO
    Team USA Member, ITU World Olympic Triathlon Championship, Queensland, NZ
  • 2004: Team USA Member, ITU World LC Triathlon Championship, Sater Sweden
  • 2005: Attended USAT Coaching Level III Clinic, Colorado Springs, CO
    Lecturer, USA-T Level I Coaching Certification, UT Austin, TX
  • 2006: Team USA member, ITU World LC Triathlon Championship, Canberra Australia, Nov
  • 2007: Ass't Coach, USAT Youth Skills Camp, San Antonio, Jun-Jul
    Team USA Member, LD ITU World Championship, L'Orient France
  • 2008: Ass’t Coach, USAT Youth Specific Coaching Clinic, San Antonio, TX
    Team USA Member, ITU World LC Duathlon Championship, Geel Belgium
  • 2009: Selected Team USA Member, ITU World LC Triathlon Championship, Perth Australia
  • Attended USAT Elite Coaching Mentorship Program, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2010: Selected Team USA Member, ITU LC DU Worlds, Sep 2011, Zofingen Switzerland
    Selected Team USA  Member, ITU LC Tri Worlds, 5 Nov 2011, Henderson Nevada
  • 2011: Earned 70.3 World Championship slot, Sep 2012, Henderson Nevada Selected as Soler Racing Team Club Coach, Helotes TX
  • 2012: Served as assistant coach for Icon1multisport youth athletes
  • 2013: Selected Team USA Member, ITU LC DU Worlds, Sep 2013, Zofingen Switzerland
  • 2014: Recertified all coaching credentials due: USAT Level II Coach, ISSA Personal Fitness, USA Cycling Level 2 (includes Power-Based Cert) and USA Track & Field Level 1, ASCA
    Completed “Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine and Fitness Professionals” course
  • 2015: Qualified for AG Nat’l Championship in Aug in OKC
    Began planning and conducting Webinars via GoToTraining on numerous topics related to multisport training and racing
  • 2016: Two hospitalizations for major spinal surgeries, fusion of four lower back vertebra (Feb/Mar) and two stays in rehab facilities (Mar/Apr). Began multisport training in May
    All coaching certifications renewed – ASCA swim coach, USAT Level II coach, USAT&F coach, USAC cycling and power-based coach and ISSA Personal Trainer
  • 2017: Renewed efforts to plan, advertise and conduct Webinars and seminars. Began involvement in local youth/junior cycling skills program with UTSA/USAT
    Qualified for Team USA For ITU World DU Championship  in Denmark 6 Jul 2018
  • 2018: Qualified for Life Time Olympic Tri Championship in NY on 1 July
    Team USA Member, ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championship, Odense Denmark
    Volunteer at local “Splash & Dash” kids races
    Held numerous seminars on various aspects of multisport training/racing
    Renewed USA Triathlon, International Sports Science Association and USA Cycling coaching certifications
  • 2019: Selected for the USA Triathlon Ambassador Program to inspire and motivate multisports athletes
    Team USA member for 12th time at ITU World Championships in Lausanne Switzerland
    Assisted at a swim clinic for challenged athletes and another for fund raising


Widowed May 2016 after 47 years with Louise; have adopted son/grandson Austin “AJ”

2019 Completed Races and Results

  • 27 May – Life Time Tri Cap Tex, Austin TX - 2nd in 75-79 AG
  • 14 Jul - “Don’t Tread on My Tri” San Marcos – 1st is 70-99 AG
  • 1 Sep – ITU World Olympic Distance Championship, Lausanne Switzerland, DNF

2020 Planned Races and Results

  • 25 May – Life Time Cap Tex Sprint Distance, Austin TX
  • 27 Jun – Easy Rider Olympic Distance, Lubbock Tx
  • 12 Jul – Waco Olympic Distance, Waco Tx
  • 19 Jul – Katy Flatland Century Bike Ride, Katy Tx
  • 8-9 Aug – AG Nat’l Olympic/Sprint Distance Championship, Milwaukee WI
  • 26-27 Sep – Kerrville Sprint/Olympic Distance
  • 15 Nov -- Miami Man Du/Tri Multisport Championship, Miami FL

Ironman Experiences

Bob Byard Photo

I strive to be the best at whatever I do…I set a goal, pace myself, and stay focused on the objective