• Aytug Akar
    Aytug Akar

    Aytug is an International Triathlon Union (ITU) Level 2 Triathlon Coach/Technical Official and joined Expatries in 2015

    Middle East Technical University (METU) Phy.Edu. & Sport Science Graduate / METU Sports Management (MS) / DEJEPS
    Formal National Triathlete
    12 Years Turkish Navy Triathlon Coach
    3 Years Turkish Military Triathlon Coach (Army/Navy/Air Force )
    3 x CISM World Military Olympics Triathlon Team Coach
    2 x Turkish Triathlon Champion Team Coach

    He is available for individual coaching with team members upon request.

  • Bertrand Raymond

    Bertrand Raymond joined the team in 2016.

    A ‘forever’ competitive swimmer and more recent triathlete, he has been coaching swimming for 20 years.
    He holds a BEESAN diploma and runs a sports camp in Aveyron specializing in swim technique for triathlon the last two weeks in August.

    He coaches our Tuesday and Thursday morning swims sessions and replaces Sylvain every other week.

    He is available for individual coaching with team members upon request.

  • Sylvain Dodet
    Sylvain Dodet

    In 2015,  we welcomed Sylvain Dodet into the club.
    Sylvain joins us after having spent 14 years at Poissy Tri of which the last 3 as their coach.

    1st Place at World Cup
    4x Military World Champion
    1st Place at Championnat de France in 1995 in Duathlon
    1st Place in the XTERRA US Pro Championship in 2004
    1st Place at Championnat de France in 2001 and 2005 in Triathlon

    He is available for individual coaching with team members upon request.



César joined the Expatries club in 2014. For a long time he was exclusively a “pool” swimmer that enjoyed an occasional open water competition. Triathlon has given him the opportunity to know the joys (and sufferings) of running and cycling.


Kathryn took up triathlon in 2013 after 10 years of competitive rowing and deciding to put her rowing thighs to good use on the bike. Cycling is her preferred discipline, but having overcome her fear of open water swimming, she is now competent in all three elements of triathlon. She is passionate in her role as Vice President at motivating others, including at her core/HIIT training sessions on a Monday night.


An experienced marathon runner when he joined the team in 2009 Nick worked hard to improve his swimming and cycling and completed his first Ironman distance in 2011.
Since then he has notched up over 100 Triathlons, Duathlons, Bike&Runs, Aquathlons, Cycling and Running competitions, of all distances and is now happy with the ultimate goal of just staying fit!


A recreational runner having completed a few half marathons and a marathon, Louise was looking for a new challenge and the encouragement and support of a team so joined the Expatriés in 2013. Her favourite element is swimming, particularly enjoying the challenges of sea swimming*, but also loves getting out of Paris on her bike. Competing in her first M distance in 2014, Louise has gradually built on this experience and in 2016 she completed her first L distance race. One of her goals for 2017 is to focus on improving the running.. (*exotic climates preferable).


In the spirit of Expatries, Alexandra is mostly and before all a world citizen. She worked or travelled over more than 50 countries. Challenge enthusiastic and always looking to be out of her comfort zone in her life, she jumped into triathlon late in 2015 and completely become addicted after her first 70.3 in Dubai 2 months later. Alexandra completed her first Ironman  140.6 in Nice in July 2017. “You can make everything with passion, perseverance, strong trust & believe in yourself.
She is supporting Expatries on social media. She is also looking to develop/promote women ascension into long-distance triathlon.


Caroline joined the club in September 2015. A runner at heart and new to Paris, she joined the club as they looked like a fun group of people and decided to give the swimming and cycling a “tri” too. A social cyclist and a holiday swimmer she had a lot to learn in the pool and on the bike. Two years later, she has been convinced that combining the sports is more fun! The mix of training is great, especially training at Cergy and discovering the Brick sessions. In 2017 Caroline decided the L distance is her favourite and cycling holidays are the way forward! In the 2018 season she hopes to improve on the bike and take more cycling trips to discover France.


Comes from a running background originally before joining the team in 2015. Tom was looking to improve his cycling and swimming performance to contribute to improved triathlon times. Tom has partaken in all triathlon distances and completed his first Ironman in 2016.


Virgile started triathlon, and endurance sports in general, in 2015, following years of handball, american football and rugby. While he learned the hard way that being above 90 kgs is of no help whatsoever in any of the 3 triathlon legs, he loved competing in the Aix 70.3 and 5 other Olympic distances, but more importantly, had a blast training with the Expats.


François has practised many sports, from off-piste skiing to Petanque, but what could be better than to do his 1ère season 2016-2017 with ExpaTRIés to discover Triathlon in competition? This is what he did beginning with the Paris Super Sprint competition run by the club (see photo), then following this an M distance Triathlon in his native Montpellier.
His objective: Progress with the joy and the humour of the ExpaTRIés!


After building experience in open water swimming and running, James completed his first triathlon in his native UK in 2014. Upon moving to Paris later that year and discovering ‘real’ cycling, he returned from a triathlon hiatus to join the team in 2016. In the following 2017 season, he competed in multiple distance competitions, including his first marathon and L distance triathlon. His goals for the future are to improve his performance in the cycle and run disciplines, and to continue to survive every swim.


Chris joined the club in 2016 after moving to Paris having originally taken up triathlon at University in the UK. Since then he has competed in a broad range of events, from Super Sprint to Ironman triathlons, a variety of different running and cycling events and even the very occasional swim if he has to! The main focus going forward is to explore Europe by finding interesting events, and improve overall performance.


Started triathlon in 2015 after 7 years of CrossFit, decided to switch toward endurance and outdoor sport. Done several triathlons of all distances (not yet an XL). Khalid is still trying to improve his swim, whilst his favourite sport is the bike. He enjoys going for long flat rides around Paris.


“We couldn’t find a group who did exactly what we wanted to do… so we created one”

Expatries Triathlon Club was founded at the end of 2007 in Neuilly sur Seine by David Sullivan and David Dancy.

An Englishman and an American – perhaps slightly frustrated with the lack of help/ advice/information available regarding the local Triathlon scene, decided to make the bold move and create their own structure to help people like them find the best cycling routes out of Paris.

Over the next few years the small team of 10 took part in triathlon competitions all over France; not knowing what they were doing didn’t stop them, and still doesn’t…

Growing to 28 by the end of the 2010 season With Bob as Président – an official group of ‘Directors’ was born and the Expatriés began to feel like a real team.

By the 2011 Paris Triathlon, Expatriés was one of the best-represented teams in the competition and had become known as holding the best and largest picnics at any Triathlon competition in the Ile de France!

In 2012, with Nick as Président the team made the administrative move to Paris to officially become the International Triathlon team of Paris, and team membership and notoriety rocketed – soon the team had its own private swim sessions with instructrice. The team immediately starting investing in the training of its members to help improve the quality of the training sessions, which were becoming more and more frequent thanks to the enthusiasm of everyone involved – by now the team had more than 50 members.

In 2015 / 2016 Sylvain Dodet joined the training team, and the transition to a mainstream Club was complete. An annual training plan, sessions everyday private individual coaching, and members competing in competitions all over the globe, even Ironman world championship finals !

2016 / 2017 season saw Nick stand down as Président to take an administrative position keeping the club functioning smoothly and Cesar took over the leadership role, with Kathryn continuing her role as long standing Vice Président.

Today the club has over 160 members, from 20 different countries of origin, and offers at least 10 training sessions per week. Each year our members compete in over 100 different competitions all over the world.