Matt Chrabot

Triathlon

Matt Chrabot
Full Name: Matt Chrabot (pronounced SHAR-bott)
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Resides: Colorado Springs, Colo.
College: George Mason University
Height: 5-9
Weight: 141
Birthdate: 1983
Birth Place: Chicago
First Year Elite: 2006
2010 ITU Rank: 12
2010 USAT Rank: 1


Career Highlights

2010 USAT ITU/Olympic Athlete of the Year
2009 USAT Elite National Champion
2009 Huatulco ITU World Cup Champion

2011 Highlights: 
Member of the USA Triathlon National Team • Placed third at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 5 • Finished eighth at the Monterrey ITU World Cup on May 8 • Was a repeat winner at the Miami International Triathlon on March 20. 

Elite Triathlon Career: Named the 2010 USA Triathlon Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year • Won the men's race at the Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon on Aug. 28 with a time of 1:50:23 • Finished the 2010 ITU World Championship Series ranked 12th overall and as the No. 1-ranked American • Captured his second career PATCO Pan American Championship title in 2010 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Took third at the 2010 Huatulco ITU World Cup • Finished third at the 2010 USA Triathlon Elite National Championship in Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Placed 16th at the 2010 ITU WCS Grand Final in Budapest • Finished fourth at the ITU WCS stop in Kitzbuhel for his second top-10 showing and the best finish by an American in 2010  • Was part of a five-man breakaway on the bike and missed the podium by just 14 seconds • Finished second at the 2010 Life Time Fitness Triathlon • Was 14th at the 2010 Madrid ITU World Championship Series event • Finished 19th at the 2010 ITU World Championship Series race in Seoul • Closed with a strong run to take second at the 2010 ITU Monterrey World Cup • Placed ninth at the 2010 ITU World Championship Series opener in Sydney • Winner of the 2010 Miami International Triathlon • Won the 2009 USA Triathlon Elite national title in Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Ranked fifth among Americans and 51st overall in the 2009 ITU World Championship rankings • Logged four top-10 finishes in ITU races in 2009 • Took first at the Huatulco ITU race and was fourth at the PATCO Pan American Championships in Oklahoma City • Also placed second at the Chicago Triathlon • Ranked third among Americans and 48th overall in the 2008 ITU World Cup rankings • Took first at the Mazatlan PATCO Pan American Championships and the Breezy Point Triathlon in Norfolk, Va., in 2008 • Placed fourth at the 2008 USAT Elite National Championships in Portland, Ore.

Athletic Background:
Swam at George Mason University and was also a member of the road cycling team • Picked up swimming at an early age.

Personal:
Born in May 26, 1983, in Chicago • Hometown is Virginia Beach Va. • Graduated from George Mason University in 2005 with a degree in business management • Read Lance Armstrong's "It's Not About the Bike" in college and decided to try cycling • Favorite race is the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon • Favorite workout is a long run during a cold, wet and windy day • Sails catamarans during summers with friends, surfs, spear fishing and reads in his spare time • Favorite foods are potatoes, eggs, yogurt, avocados and pizza.

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