Kevin Hughes

Current Residence: Chicago, IL

Degree: BFI

College: Bowling Green State University

Specificity: Triathlon and Running

Why do you coach? I enjoy working with athletes to help them get more out of themselves and the sport, and ultimately, have training and racing be a positive aspect of their life that contributes to their overall well being. I believe in setting goals, consistent hard work and having a positive attitude and appreciation for being able to train and race.

Personal Achievements:

  • 2014 Galena Duathlon, 1st overall
  • 2014 Batavia Duathlon, 1st overall
  • 2013 Chicago Perfect 10 Miler, 3rd overall
  • 2013 Prairie State ½ Marathon, 2nd overall (1:18)
  • 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championships
  • 2013 Chicago Triathlon 7th overall
  • 2013 USAT Age Group Nationals, 10th AG
  • 2013 Leon’s Triathlon, 7th overall
  • 2013 Batavia Triathlon, 1st overall
  • 2013 Galena Triathlon, 7th overall, 1 AG
  • 2012 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, 2nd AG (2:52)
  • 2012 Woodstock Duathlon, 2nd overall
  • 2012 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead, 2nd AG, 15th overall
  • 2011 Ironman Wisconsin, 17th AG
  • 6x USAT All American
  • Team USA for Edmonton Worlds 2014
  • 4 x USAT Age Group National Championships Competitor
  • 100+ races from 5k to Ironman
  • 14 Chicago Triathlon finishes

Why do you work for Vision Quest Coaching? I joined VQ in 2008 as a runner and triathlete with some experience. I have been blown away by what real training and coaching has done for me and I’ve gotten way more out of the sport at this time in my life than I ever expected. The people are great and every time I’m part of a VQ workout or event I have fun and get inspired by the talent and hard work I see around me.

Favorite pastime when not training or coaching: Being with my family, cooking with my wife, coaching the kids in soccer and traveling together