After a great result at the Tahoe City Xterra placing second in his age group and 6th overall, the NRL Team decided to talk to Chris Belnap. As one of the few triathletes on the team he has a huge influence on all athletes. Chris has been a competitive cyclist for eight years, but this year only marks his second as a triathlete. When asked about why he started competing in triathlons, he answered “Triathlons seemed like a new and exciting challenge after bike racing for several years. I had a decent running foundation, which I would do semi-regularly in my training routines. In 2011 I took up swimming as another way to mix up off-season workouts, and as I got better I realized I had all the base training for a triathlon.”
He had told us he plans on racing the Santa Barbara Triathlon later this month. The NRL Team is very proud of Chris and we are excited to see what the future will bring him!