CURRENTLY RESIDES: Murrieta
Orange County Fire Fighter/Paramedic (stationed in Irvine)
PLANNED 2017 RACES:
MORE ON MARC:
My name is Marc Rinzler and I am proud to call myself an Orange County kid. I was born and raised in Buena Park. I attempted a few sports as a kid, but found swimming was the only thing I was really any good at. All the years paid off as I earned a swimming scholarship to swim at Cal. State Bakersfield. After working as a firefighter in Kern County and a Paramedic Lifeguard on Catalina Island, I found my final professional destination working as an Orange County Firefighter/Paramedic stationed in Irvine. I met my wife Tonya in 2001 and consider myself the luckiest guy alive. She truly is my partner in life. She is a nurse and loves to workout as much as I do. We have two 4 legged children (a Boston Terrier and a Boston/Pug mix). We are truly pet parents and spoil them rotten! I found the sport of triathlon by accident in 2005 when I was asked to compete in a September 11 memorial race in Newport Coast. Since that first race I have been hooked. Over the last 10 years I have steadily improved my bike and run as well as my USAT rankings. I have been a USAT All American each of the past 8 years. I split my training time between my home in Murrieta, my vacation home in Lake Havasu, AZ and in Orange County (the mornings I go off duty). Historically I have been a short distance (sprint and Olympic) racer, but as I am getting older (46 this year) I am finding it difficult to keep up the speed I once had.
Last year I dabbled in longer racing doing 6 half ironmans and 1 full. I had hired a coach and it was a long year of training and racing. My wife is relieved to hear me say it is back to the short stuff for awhile! So look for me at your smaller/local races as I try to regain the speed I once had. I am proud to be part of the Pro Eco team and associate myself with like minded fitness fanatics. I look forward to great season of new friends and fast racing.
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