Pat Nispel

SBTC Coach


Pat Nispel is an international marathon runner, accredited running coach and owner of P.A.T.42.2 Running.

Pat has a strong passion for running and started out with cross country running and track and field; winning his first gold medal at the Junior Cross Country Swiss Championships when he was 17 and has since made many national teams for track, cross country and road running disciplines.

In 2007, Pat moved to Brisbane, Australia for work as an architect and to train with the legendary coach Pat Clohessy at the University of Queensland Athletics Club. In 2008, he had his most prestige track race win in Melbourne with the Zatopek 3000m Steeplechase in a time of 8:59.

Pat decided to make the transition from track to marathon in 2011 and ran his debut time of 2:23 at the Gold Coast Marathon, placing 10th overall. That year he also won the Australian and Queensland Mountain Running Championships and received his Australian citizenship allowing him to represent Australia in the World and Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships.

In 2012, he finished 3rd in the Osaka Marathon in Japan and in 2013, he finished 9th in the Zurich Marathon in 2:22, which placed him 3rd in the Swiss Championships and landed him a spot in the Swiss National team for the 2014 European Athletics Championships.

Pat has competed in a few triathlons with a personal best of 2:08 for the Olympic distance and 4:27
for Ironman 70.3, both on debut. With many wins across the half marathon distance, Pat continues to
strive for highest level performances.
As an accredited running coach, Pat has coached runners from 800m to ultra-distances and is a co-
founder of the Tuesday and Thursday Southbank running group that started in January 2010. Since
the formation of Southbank Triathlon Club in July 2010, Pat has been the running coach for the club
ever since.
Pat founded P.A.T.42.2 Running in 2013 to offer personal running coaching services in Brisbane and
online with a focus on marathon training. As much as he is passionate about his own running, he
loves coaching others to achieve their own goals.

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