Mark Montanaro, Chateaux SVP of Resource Services, competed in the Olympic Rev Triathlon on Saturday, June 1st at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, CT. The race came mid-way through Montanaro’s rigorous training for the Revolution3 Full Distance Ironman this September since winning a contest to be sponsored by Pacific Swim Bike Run in January.

The Olympic race distance is a total of thirty-two miles, including a 0.9 mile swim (1500 meters), 24.8 mile bike (40 kilometers), and 6.2 mile run (10 kilometers). Montanaro finished in 2 hours and 49 minutes, an impressive time for the challenging course full of steep hills as well as the intense heat and humidity. “Thanks to Pacific Swim Bike Run and Coach Jason Twedt, I’ve never felt more prepared going into a race! This was a great way to kick-off race season leading up to Ironman in September,” stated Montanaro.

Montanaro’s commitment to achieving his goal and following his training schedule has allowed him to see substantial progress over the last four months. While he has been an endurance athlete for a few years, lately he has reached new heights training for three to four-plus hours a day, six days a week. His ability to balance work, personal life, and training is truly inspiring to the Chateaux staff, who frequently travel to cheer on Montanaro at various races.

To follow Mark and fellow contest winner Jeannette on their blog as they share their training experiences visit PacificSBRIronChallenge.blogspot.com.

Quassy triathlon

Bike check in at Quassy Amusement Park

Rev3 Olympic 2013

Mark crosses the finish line!