Biography

While growing up in Southern California, becoming a professional athlete was always the goal for Matt McElroy. His passion for running developed at an early age after joining the track and cross-country teams in 6th grade. After placing 2nd at the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals, Matt would focus on further developing his career as an athlete.

At Northern Arizona University he ran 28:36 for 10k and 13:51 for 5k. Matt found an alternative training methodology, which allowed him to become more mentally aware of his body and the type of training needed to stay healthy and be successful. Incorporating cross training into his run training led him to discover his true direction – triathlon.

Three World Cup wins in two months at the end of 2019 looked to have set Matt on course for a big Olympic Games, but fate conspired against him and he was unable to make it to the delayed Tokyo 2020.

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2022 World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary
11 Sep, 2022 - Elite Men - 01:51:20
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2022 World Triathlon Cup Valencia
03 Sep, 2022 - Elite Men - 00:50:25
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2022 World Triathlon Cup Bergen
28 Aug, 2022 - Elite Men - 00:56:38
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2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal
25 Jun, 2022 - Elite Men - 00:25:02
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2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds
11 Jun, 2022 - Elite Men - 00:54:18
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Matthew
Family Name McElroy
Representing USA
Year of Birth 1992
Place of Birth Huntington Beach
Coach Ian O'brien
Sponsors Roka, KTTAPE, New York Athletic Club, Ventum, Ataq Nutrition
Hobbies Surfing
Website https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-kCv_bN9LmBjEgWW7el47g?view_as=subscriber
Twitter @@mcelroystudios
Instagram @@mat_mac
Matthew's next event
15 Oct, 2022
2022 World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong
Tongyeong, Korea, South • Start List
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