Castelli Colletivo

Past Races

06/13/2021 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
05/01/2021 UROC 100k
04/10/2021 2021 Zion Ultra Marathons & Trail Half Marathon
01/21/2021 Mid-Maryland Ultra 50k

Robert Hritz

Baltimore, Maryland

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Cycling / Criterium, Road Running, Trail Running, Cyclocross, Track and Field, Snowboarding
Bucket List RaceUltra Trail Mont Blanc - Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix
Post-Race DrinkChampagne for Ultra Marathons, Beer for anything under.
Off-Day ActivityTechnically no off days, have over 1000+ days of running. My off days are a mile run and cooking.

I have been a competitive runner since 2000 when I joined my high school track & field team to stay in shape for baseball. Instead of playing baseball, I fell in love with track & field and haven't looked back. I ran in college, but took some time off after graduation. Since 2016, after being diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis, I have run everyday for at least a mile, which sometimes finds me pulling late night runs around the parking lot in the middle of the Philippines or around a gated hotel in the middle of Cairo. Instead of my disease running me, I run my disease. Though my diagnosis greatly inhibits training sometimes, to me, it is just another hurdle I must overcome.

Though running is my passion, cycling has always been part of my life (for almost as long). Waking up at 4 AM to catch Grand Tours or Monuments is not out of the ordinary for me. Cycling might only take up two or three days a week for me, but I dream of watching the final stage at the Champs-Élysées or watching the greats race up Alpe d'Huez.

I am hoping to qualify for the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc - Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix and Western States Endurance Run in 2021, since my plans for 2020 were derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.