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Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Chris is an elite middle distance runner competing for Canada, New Balance and The Speed River TFC. In 2009 he graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration. Post-graduation he moved back home to Canada where he joined the Speed River Track and Field Club, based out of Guelph, Ontario and began working with his current coach Dave Scott-Thomas.

Since that time Chris has competed for Canada on a number of national teams in track-and-field, cross country and road running. In 2014, he competed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland where he placed 6th in the 3000m Steeplechase.

While training and competing all over the world, Chris continues to work part-time for Inbox Marketer, a Digital Messaging company based out of Guelph, Ontario. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for both B.C. Athletics, as their Male Athlete Director, and The Whistler Spirit Run as their Vice-President.

With the help and support of his sponsors, coaches, friends and family, Chris is pursuing an Olympic dream with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Career Highlights

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games (6th Place – Steeplechase)
  • 2013 World Track & Field Championships (22nd Place – Steeplechase)
  • 2013 World Cross Country Championships (33rd Place)
  • 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships (Bronze Medalist – Steeplechase)
  • 2013 Canadian Track & Field Championships (Silver Medalist – Steeplechase)
  • 2012 Canadian Track & Field Championships (Bronze Medalist – Steeplechase)
  • 8:28.1 3000m Steeplechase (#9 Canadian All-Time List)
  • 2009 PAC-10 Track & Field Championships (Gold Medalist – Steeplechase)
  • 2009 NCAA D1 Track & Field Championships (9th – Steeplechase)
  • 2003 World Youth Track & Field Championships (Bronze Medalist)
You can find Chris on TwitterInstagram, and on his blog, Chasing Rio 2016