Meet Chris

“Nothing is going to be given to you in life. Everything that is worth anything needs to be worked at.”

Two years ago, weighing over 400 pounds, Chris made a decision to change his life and become the best version of himself. Last year he discovered the world of OCR and competed in an amazing 45+ races in his first season! Now he is determined to use his story to inspire others to improve their lives.

chris-picsWhat 3 words would your friends use to describe you?

Loyal. Hard-working. Trustworthy.

What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome in your life?

About two years ago I weighed over 400 pounds! Someone came into my life and changed everything about how I looked at life, among other things. I became determined to live life to the fullest – to be the best version of myself, and use my story to inspire others to get out there and live life to the fullest.

What does life’s better when battled mean to you?

Nothing is going to be given to you in life. Everything that is worth anything needs to be worked at, and when that is done it means so much more. Work hard and great things will come to you if you believe it.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

After losing all the weight I did, I made a point to dedicate my first race season to the one who had such a big impact on my life as a tribute to say thank you to her for believing in me. I completed in over 45 races in my first season, and it was one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life. I met so many people and I truly love the OCR community. I got to share my story, as well as hear so many other stories! I recommend others out there to sign up for a race – you will not regret it, I promise. I am looking forward to this season and competing in a bunch more races. Life is meant to be lived!

Races Conquered


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My Battle Advice

The best advice I have for others is that you need to focus on one thing and work hard to achieve it. Losing weight doesn't just happen. If you are going to make a change in your life, eating healthy and exercising are crucial, but unless you get your life in balance, it is going to be tough to achieve your goals. It is not easy. Nothing in life that is worth anything ever is, but conquering something that you never thought you could is so worth it!