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Highlight Coach: Chris Neuman

Get to know Chris Neuman:

Q: Do you have any crazy quirky things about you that not many people know? 

A: Once owned a 1994 Harley Davidson
Love to bake artisan breads
Travelled the country for 3 months in a 32 foot motorhome
Married for 20 years to my wife, Kristin, and we have two boys, Josh (15 yo) and Daniel (12 yo)

Q: Motivational quote you go by?

A:  "It's not whether you get knocked down, but whether you get up" Vince Lombardi

"You miss 100% of the shots you never take." Wayne Gretzky

"Do, or do not. There is no try." Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back

Q: Highlighted results?

A: My two Ironman races, Lake Placid in 2003 and Coeur d'Alene 2009
Bull Run 50 mile running race in 2008

Q: Goal for the year?

A: Staying healthy and gearing up for Ironman Sweden in 2016
Taking my 15 year old son on a mission trip to Nicaragua this summer and bringing the love of running and endurance sport to the children there.

Q: Why are you a coach?

A: I have been participatiing in Triathlon since 1992 and love the sport. Being a physician, I LOVE studying the science behind the training and sharing this knowledge with others that may not understand it, all the while, helping them achieve their goals. I enjoy seeing people, no matter what background, accomplish athletic feats that they never thought they could ever do, while introducing them to a healthy lifestyle. Hanging out with cool people!

A little bit more about Chris:

Chris has been doing triathlons for over 20 years as a way to stay in shape and active after medical school and working as an emergency room physician. He has many age group podium finishes and has raced Ironman Lake Placid and Ironman Couer d'Alene. He has also run the Boston Marathon and the 50 mile Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia. He currently lives in the Ballantyne area with his wife, Kristin, and two teenage boys, Josh and Daniel.



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