Chris Hartzler

Born: Aug. 4, 1971
Team Member Since: 2020
From: Greenville, SC
Events: Sprint, Half Marathon

Do you race for fun, health or competition? Why?

A little of all. When I get around to actually racing, I always have fun and it helps with my overall health.

What personal goals have you reached already?

Finishing my first open water race

What personal goals do you have for the future?

Finishing an Ironman

What was your first race?

The Tiger Tri Sprint in Republic, MO (2013)

How long have you been interested in triathlon/running/fitness?

As long as I can remember. I ran track in high school and have always loved riding bikes. Swimming not so much.

Do you enjoy training or competing most?

I live for the training. Race days are just more training

What is your favorite part of training?

The time to be alone with my thoughts, or a good audiobook and seeing the hard work pay off overtime.

What drives you to compete?

I view myself as my main competition and enjoy breaking through what previously seemed like barriers.

Why did you choose Team Malone?

I took a beginning triathlon course that Katie was teaching basically for free. When she learned of my fear of swimming she told me that she could help me get past it, and she has.

What race is on your bucket list?

Ironman New Zealand