James Schnauer

James Schnauer

Mar 27, 2019Richard Smith


Originally from New Zealand, I’ve spent the last 18 years living in Southern California building a design agency with my wife and raising tour two kids. Some of the more memorable races were competing at the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii, the Xterra Worlds in Maui and 3 years on the New Zealand National team at the ITU Olympic Distance Age Group Worlds.

Accomplishments from 2021: 4th place overall at the 3D Rotorua Trail Half Marathon (Rotorua, New Zealand) and the Xterra Crystal Cove Trail Race (Laguna Beach, CA). 13th Masters at the Mt. Difficulty Ascent (Bannockburn, New Zealand). 1st place overall at the John Wayne Grit Series: Trail Half Marathon (Lone Pine, CA)
Goals for 2022: Moab Trail Marathon, John Wayne Grit Series, the Dipsea and some of the Cirque Series Mountain Runs. Beyond the races I’ve also started a project to run the tallest peaks in the mountains around Los Angeles. Having completed Mt. Baldy a few weeks back it’s time to explore new areas and create new epic adventures.
Favorite Fluid flavor: Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Recovery, Blueberry Pomegranate and Raspberry Lemonade Performance. Mint Chocolate has now also become my kid’s favorite post swim workout shake.
A song that fires you up: Led Zeppelin or ACDC normally getting me pumped for the hard workouts. Songs like Ramble On and Whole Lotta Love.

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