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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.


AGE: 45

HEIGHT: 5'9"

CURRENTLY RESIDES: Murrieta 

OCCUPATION: 
Orange County Fire Fighter/Paramedic (stationed in Irvine)


ACHIEVEMENTS:


2016

  • Surf City Marathon- 3rd Place AG- PR of 2:59
  • Bayshore 70.4- 1st Place Overall
  • California 70.3-  3rd AG (Qualified for Worlds 70.3 in Australia)
  • St. George 70.3- 2nd AG
  • O.C. Tri- 1st AG/ 4th Overall
  • San Diego Int. Tri- 1st Overall Police and Fire Division
  • Worlds 70.3 Australia-  Top 25 Age Group 
  • USAT Aquathlon Nationals-  1st AG/ 5th Overall
  • Arizona 70.3- 1st Age Group/ 7th Overall (PR 4:29)
  • Ironman Arizona- 9th AG (First IM, Overall Time of 9:43
  • HITS Palm Springs- 1/2 Ironman- 1st AG/ 4th Overall

2015 

  • Bayshore 70.4- 2nd Overall
  • Big Rock Tri- 2nd Overall
  • Orange County Tri- 1st AG/6th Overall
  • H.I.T.S. Palm Springs 70.3- 2nd Overall

2014

  • Bayshore 70.4- 1st Overall
  • Havasu Spring Break Triathlon- 1st AG/ 2nd Overall
  • Oceanside 70.3- 3rd AG (World 70.3 qualifier)
  • O.C. Tri 1st Police/Fire Division- 9th Overall
  • Bakersfield Olympic Distance Tri -1st Overall
  • Lifetime Oceanside Olympic Distance Tri -1st AG/ 2nd Overall

2013

  • ITU San Diego 2nd Public Safety Divison- 7th Overall
  • San Diego International Tri 1st Police/Fire Div.-11th Overall
  • Carlsbad Triathlon 1st Police/Fire Division-3rd Overall
  • Malibu Olympic Distance Tri-1st AG/ 11th Overall
  • Catalina Island Triathlon-1st Overall
  • H.I.T.S. Palm Springs 70.3-1st AG/ 5th Overall


PLANNED 2017 RACES:


  • Laguna Niguel Triathlon- January
  • Lake Havasu Triathlon- March
  • Spartan Race Colorado Springs- May
  • OC Triathlon- June
  • World Police and Fire Games (open water and pool events, bike time trial and triathlon)- August
  • Pacific Coast Triathlon- September
  • Various short distance racing as my schedule permits 

 

Marc Rinzler

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