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Nic Ruley, Team Coach

Nic King Ruley (b. 1978) is a performance artist, educator and coach living and working as a freelance scholar and coach in Chicago. His body of work encompasses the politicization and performativity of contemporary identity, with his current research focusing on the overlapping strategies involved in steering the performance of athletes and actors. Ruley competed in his first triathlon in 2011 and has completed in 57 events since, from marathons to Ironman events. Since 2014, he has coached over 200 runners and triathletes to the finish line. Ruley received a BA in Dance/Theater from Antioch College and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media Theory from Columbia College Chicago. He is a USAT certified triathlon coach and a USMS certified masters swim instructor.