34-year old American triathlete Matt Chrabot grew up in Virginia Beach, where he was a competitive swimmer and lifeguard. He graduated from the School of Business at George Mason University with a degree in finance. Matt spent the earlier part of his career on the US National Triathlon Team, winning 5x World Cup medals, 2x US National Championships, 2x Pan American Championships and he was an alternate for the 2012 US Olympic Team. In 2013, Matt transitioned to long course racing and since, he has become and Ironman Champion and 70.3 Champion and a consistent podium finisher. With his swim strength and blazing run splits, Matt is on track to make 2018 his most successful race season yet. Matt is 1 of only 2 American men to win a World Cup Olympic race, IRONMAN 70.3 and full distance IRONMAN race.
2017 was a breakout year for Matt who won his first full distance Ironman race in Argentina (December), solidifying his points for 2018 Ironman World Championships in Kona. Matt also placed 2nd at Ironman Boulder, his third runner-up Ironman finish the past few years as well as four Ironman 70.3 podiums. Matt finished the 2017 season in the Top 5 IRONMAN 70.3 Points Ranking.
MATT CHRABOT by The Numbers
- 10 podium appearances from 2016 – 2017
- 5 podiums in 2017
- 5th Pro Men 70.3 Rankings
- 12th Pro Men IRONMAN Rankings
- 1st place Ironman Argentina (2017)