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CHRIS NOCERA

Chris found the sport of triathlon when his fiance asked him to train for and compete with her and some work friends in the 2010 Pittsburgh triathlon after several years removed from his college running days.  An Ebay road bike purchase and a couple of months of training later, he finished his first triathlon and was hooked.  He found something to feed his super competitive spirit that was a little more rewarding than the local Pittsburgh basketball and tennis rec leagues.  Chris has been been with Snapple since the 2012 season and really enjoys the long weekend training camps at the Lost River Barn in the WV mountains.  Great training, great friends and great food.

Date of Birth/Location:   March 20, 1985 in Ellwood City, PA
Current Residence:   Stamford, CT
Years Racing:  6
Strengths on the course:  Digging deeper than my competitors
Goals for 2017:  IM PR at Kona
Height: 5’8"
Family Status:  Beautiful and supportive wife, Leigh Ann; Big Baby Ben - going on 2 years; Ben's best friend - Seven the Portuguese water dog; Baby #2 on the way! 
Favorite Race Moment:  Feeling awesome enough coming off the bike at IM Maryland to run a 2:50 marathon
Favorite Post-Race Food:  Arby's
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running:  Family time and home improvement projects
Job:  Engineer in the med device industry
Favorite Food:  Leigh Ann's famous chocolate trifle, although this new high fat, low carb diet that I am trying is really going to put a damper on my trifle cravings