Chris Foster was born in Ann Arbor, MI and grew up near Annapolis, MD. In high school, Chris was a standout middle-distance athlete, excelling in the mile and 800m, as well as being all-state in cross country and competing on his high school’s Varsity swim team. In 2005, Chris graduated from Penn State University with a degree in
  journalism and statistics. During his four years on the Varsity Cross Country and track team, Chris won IC4A XC Championships, was All-Region twice in Outdoor Track and was a member of the school record-breaking Distance Medley Relay (Chris’ mile leg was clocked at 4:01). Chris was also Academic All-Big Ten for two years and was third at Big Ten Championships in the 3000m Steeplechase (8:50).
 


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a college athlete, Chris would train for triathlons in the summer to escape from the severe boredom of distance running. With very little training, Chris found he was quite adept at making up for his swim by running most people down in the third leg. After college, Chris decided to make a serious try at triathlon and moved across the country to California with his wife, Karli.

Chris is now living and training in Redondo Beach where he is the head coach of Peninsula High School's Boys Cross Country Team. He currently competes in olympic distance non-draft racing, is a senior writer for music website Earbuddy.net, and is a columnist/contributor for LAVA Magazine. Chris' current sponsors include Profile Design, Triathlon Lab, Endurance Shield, SPY Eyewear, KHS Bicycles, Serfas Cycling Products, and XTerra Wetsuits. If you are interested in sponsoring Chris or freelance writing opportunities, please e-mail him - chris@chrisfosterracing.com.