Myles Alexander is a full-time developing professional triathlete. He currently races as an Elite, but he has finally received the go-ahead from his coach to earn his pro license and has done so with a dominating win at the New York City Triathlon Elite Division.
Alexander, a.k.a. “Chitriman,” is a fixture on the Chicago triathlon scene where he is known as an athlete who loves his hometown and is especially committed to its fitness community. Partnering with his sponsor Running Away Multisport, Alexander enjoys contributing his expertise to a communal approach to training by leading weekly group rides designed to offer seasoned racers an opportunity for recovery while simultaneously offering less experienced cyclists a challenging yet supportive context for developing their skills.
Back in late 2009, Alexander almost died. In the midst of a life-threatening struggle with severe anorexia, Myles discovered triathlon competition as an important part of his recovery process. This self-described "economics junkie" at Sarah Lawrence College (class of 2010) caught the eye of the then Aquatics Director, Sandra Clarke, who recognized not only a young man facing a tremendous health challenge, but someone with the discipline, determination, and drive to be a professional athlete—a triathlete, to be specific.