When Coach Pao isn’t coaching or training, he is likely cooking something up in the kitchen, playing his guitar or solving Rubik’s cubes.

PAOLO LEAÑO The Everyman Who Turned His Life Around. Click here to know more about his story.
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  • As a child, Paolo was not one to be seen leading races. In school mile runs, he would often be found in the rear pack. Eventually, as he entered the design, broadcast and advertising industry, he often found himself working long hours, cigarette in hand, fitness sidelined
  • By his mid-twenties, Paolo had become pre-diabetic, reaching the upper end of the weight spectrum at 225 pounds
  • Committed to turning his life around, he immersed himself intensively in exercise physiology and decided to take on a complete lifestyle change


  • IRONMAN World Championship 2018, Kailua-Kona - Qualifier and Finisher
  • 3rd Place AG at the inaugural IRONMAN Philippines 2018
  • Qualified for the IRONMAN World Championship in his first IRONMAN race
  • Third fastest Filipino to have ever raced Challenge Roth, racing it as his first full-distance race in 2017
  • Fastest Asian in his age-group at Challenge Vietnam 70.3 2016
  • 1st Place AG 40-44 Black Arrow Express 5i50 2019
  • Fastest Filipino male in his age-group at Cobra 70.3 2015
  • Finished his first 70.3 with a time of 5:07
  • Currently races with a multisport team based in the Philippines - REVV Multisport


  • His passion for problem-solving and continuous learning plus the joy of coaching athletes towards their sporting goals one training day at a time, demonstrates how deeply he is invested in the success of the athletes.
  • Students and colleagues admire his consistency, grit, and attention to detail in both training and racing.
  • He is also known to be a credible source of knowledge, practical advice and well-thought-out recommendations for students and colleagues alike.

Recent Sporting History

( 2019)

  • 1st Place AG, Black Arrow 5i50
  • 2nd Place Men's Team Relay, Bike King 2
  • 3rd Place, ACES Run 16km
  • 3rd Place, Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run (with ITA Athlete Pierce Tan)

( 2018 )

  • IRONMAN World Championship, Kailua-Kona 2018 Qualifier and Finisher
  • 3rd Place AG, IRONMAN Philippines
  • 3rd Place AG, Bike King Tri 1
  • 5th Place AG IRONMAN 70.3 Davao
  • 1st Place, AUDAX Subic (May 2018)
  • 3rd Place PruRide Individual Time Trial AG
  • Top 10 PruRide Gran Fondo 100
  • Completed and consistently in the top 3-5% finishers in the 1st Chief PNP Run 21k, OYM Leg 1 21k, New Balance Power Run 25k, CDH Resolution Run 32k, NatGeo Earth Day Run 21k

( 2017 )

  • 2nd Fastest Filipino Age Group 40-44, Century Tuna 70.3 Subic Bay

( 2016 )

  • Fastest Asian Age Grouper, Challenge Vietnam (70.3 Distance)

( 2015 )

  • Fastest Filipino, 35-39, Cobra Ironman 70.3, Cebu
  • 1st Place Age Group, 2nd Overall, Tri United 4
  • 2nd Place Age Group, Rapido, Bataan International Triathlon
  • 3rd Place Relay, Tri United 3
  • 5th Place Age Group, Challenge (70.3 Distance)

( 2014 )

  • 1st Place Age Group, Tri United 4
  • 10th Place Age Group, Cobra Ironman 70.3

( 2013 )

  • 3rd Place Age Group, Tri United 1
  • 4th Place Age Group, National Age Group Triathlon

( 2012 )

  • Finished his very first 70.3 in 2012 (Cobra Ironman 70.3, Cebu) with a time of 5:07

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