Chris Montemerlo joined the MRC Club in 2013 fresh off his graduation from Rider University in New Jersey where he earned his degree in accounting this May. Chris started to enjoy long distance running in college and has since completed completed four half marathons and a pair of marathons.
Monte debuted at the 2010 Hartford Half Marathon in 2:26 and took a whopping 40 minutes off of that time in just two years as he ran the Trenton Half Marathon in 2012 in just 1:44. He also completed the Hartford Half in 2011 (1:57) and the Hyannis Half in 2012 in 1:58:24. Chris chose the Hartford Marathon as his first full and ran just over 4:20 in 2012 and followed that up with a similar performance at the 2013 New Jersey Marathon. Chris plans to run the Surftown Half Marathon this September and then will shoot for his third full marathon in Hartford in October.
A native and resident of Windsor Locks, Monte attended Windsor Locks High School and was a member of the cross country and indoor track teams and was a team captain for both teams during his senior season.
Marathon: 4:15 – Hartford Marathon 2013
Half Marathon: 1:43 – Trenton Half Marathon 2013
Manchester Road Race: 36:04