Sam Hartle

Clermont, Florida

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon
Bucket List RaceEither 2022 USAT Age Group Nationals or 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs
Post-Race DrinkWater and Gatorade
Off-Day ActivityYoga or walk with the family

I grew up as a swimmer. I started swimming with the club swim team at the National Training Center in Clermont, FL at the age of 10 and carried that into a 4-year swim career as a student-athlete at Florida Institute of Technology. However, having grown up in the triathlon hub that is Clermont, I was always around swimmers, cyclists, and runners and rode and ran intermittently. It wasn’t until I finished my undergraduate degree in May 2021 that I realized I wanted to give triathlons a serious go.

I'm extremely passionate about seeing how far consistency and hard work can get someone in the sport of triathlon and sport in general. Longevity in triathlon is a must. By enjoying the process, meeting new people, and seeing those consistent daily efforts turn into huge returns over the years, I believe this sport can be life-changing in so many different ways.