Chris was born and raised in Southern California. He started running in college for exercise and was introduced to the world of racing by his brother in 2013 where he finished his first race at the Disneyland 10K in 2013. Since then he has completed two marathons and 35 half marathons (and counting). Running has changed his life for the better and he has no desire to stop. Chris lives and trains in Oklahoma City where he also coaches with the local running store, Red Coyote Running and Fitness in their training programs. When not running, Chris works in education full time and at a local timing company part time. He is excited to be an ambassador for the Route 66 Marathon as he has participate in the race since 2016.