Chris Foster

USA Triathlon

Foster
Full Name: Chris Foster
Hometown: Severna Park, Md.
Resides: Redondo Beach, Calif.
College: Penn State
Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
Birthdate: 1982
Birth Place: Ann Arbor, Mich.
First Year Elite: 2007
2010 ITU Rank: 60
2010 USAT Rank: 4

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2011 Highlights: Member of the USA Triathlon Project 2012 program • Finished 16th at the April 9 Mazatlan ITU Pan American Cup • Placed fifth at the opening event of the USA Triathlon Elite Race Series in Clermont, Fla., on March 5 • Grabbed sixth at the Roatan ITU Pan American Cup on Jan. 23.

Elite Triathlon Career: Finished the 2010 ITU World Championship Series ranked as the No. 4 American and 60th overall • Ranked as the No. 2 cyclist in the 2010 ITU WCS segment rankings • Winner of four straight San Diego International Triathlons (2007-10) • Was 19th at the 2010 Hy-Vee ITU Elite Cup in West Des Moines, Iowa • Finished 14th at the 2010 ITU World Championship Series opener in Sydney and was 27th in Seoul • Posted three top-six finishes in ITU Pan American Cup races in 2010 — La Paz (second), Vina del Mar (fourth) and Salinas (sixth) • Winner of the Desert Classic Duathlon • Wwo-time Desert Classic Duathlon champion (2009-10) • First-place finisher at the 2009 Lima ITU Pan American Cup race • Placed ninth at the 2009 USA Triathlon Elite National Championship.

Amateur Triathlon Career: Claimed wins at the Santa Barbara Long Couse Triathlon, Ventura Breath of Life Triathlon and Wildflower Olympic Triathlon in 2006.

Athletic Background:
Four-year track and cross country standout at Penn State • Two-time all-region selection • 2004 IC4A cross country individual champion • Posted a mile PR of 4:01 • Placed third in the Big Ten and second at the Penn Relays Championship of America in the steeplechase in 2005 • Swam for two years in high school.

Personal:
Enjoys riding motorcycles, surfing, skimboarding and listening to music • Walked on at Penn State as a freshman and as a senior was the team's top scorer in cross country and top finishing distance runner at the Big Ten outdoor championships • Moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Penn State to begin triathlon career.