Joining us for the Men’s Pro Race in Quassy on June 4th, Pro Christopher Schroeder has his sights set on the 2017 70.3 Worlds Championship. He earned his Pro Card in July of 2015 in his parent’s current hometown of New York City.
Chris grew up skiing, hiking and enjoying life in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado. As a dyslexic, school became increasingly difficult and he needed sports as a way to keep focused and burn off energy.
One of Chris’ teachers introduced him to running, and he found that it not only made him feel physically stronger, but also made him feel emotionally more centered and focused. He started competing in races and when he moved with his family to NYC, Chris joined a track team. As his running improved, he wanted to find something with more challenge and multi-faceted. Chris competed in his first triathlon in June of 2012 and won his age group! From then on, he was hooked. He just wanted to work harder and get better.
For the next three years, Chris diligently pursued his dream of becoming a professional triathlete while attending college in Colorado. He trained with local coaches and teams. In his sophomore year of college, Chris transferred to CU-Boulder to be on the best triathlon team in the country. Some of Chris’ 2015 accomplishments include: Pumpkinman – 3rd overall, Octoberfest Draft Legal – 8th pro and Trifecta Triathlon – 3rd pro. We can’t wait to see what he can do in Quassy!
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