August 21/08, Ironman Canada Subaru 5K Road Race.
Kris runs an incredible 15:50 as he wins the Subaru 5K road race in Penticton, prior to Ironman Canada,
that featured some Ironman Champions such as Mike Lovato, and Luke McKenzie. Brother Mike, finished 6th in 16:58.
August 17/08, Canadian National U-23 & Elite Championships!
Kris goes into Kelowna and takes home a silver medal in the U-23 and an 8th overall in the Elite and pockets
his first payday!
After coming out of the water a bit behind he and his group wheeled in another group on the bike to stay
just minutes back of the lead group. Kris then used his run speed to start moving up the pack passing runners like crazy.
He had the 4 fastest run split of the day posting a 33:23 for the 10K. Kris overall time was 2:00:05 for the 6 lap hilly Kelowna
August 3/08, Canmore Triathlon!
Kris places 3rd at the new Canmore Triathlon, and puts
down the fastest run split of the day. Centered in the majestic Rocky Mountains, the swim was in a small lake just down from
the Olympic Nordic Center where the second transition and the run took place.
|Great White North 1/2 Ironman Triathlon
July 6/08- Great White North 1/2 Ironman
Kris, 20, hits the ground in exhaustion after winning his age group in the Great White
North 1/2 Ironman, 2008 Long Course Provincial Championships in Stony Plain, AB last Sunday. Kris's time was 4:18:20 was
good for 8th overall in this competitive field as athletes were trying to win 2008 Ironman Canada spots in
Penticton, BC on August 24.
July1/08, Kris wins Canada Day 5k Road Race.
Kris decided to throw in a 5 k race just before the Half Ironman to see where his run speed was at. No problem
as he wins in a time of 16:34 with brother Mike only 48 seconds behind in a time of 17:22.
June 15/08- Kris finishes 8th overall at Wasa Triathlon
Who does a prize purse of around $10,000.00 attract? Ironman, and Olympic distance pros from around the
west coast of Canada and the US. This is one of the only races in Canada where age groupers and pros race at the same time
on the same non drafting course. Posting some brilliant times ahead of him Kris out ran the whole field, except
his training buddy Kurt Woytiuk, and finished just out of the money in 8th place in a time of 1:55:50 and running the second
fast run split of 34:06.
May 31/08- Kris wins KGH Sprint Triathlon!
Kris runs a blistering 16:22 for 5km in this new sprint race in Sylvan Lake, AB
May 18/08- Kris wins the overall title in the Fast Trax, Vasque North American Trail Running Series!
Kris wins all 3 races in this series to win the championship. He also set a course record
in race #2. All these races were 10km cross country courses.
May 11/08- Kris wins Lethbridge Olympic Triathlon!
On a cold miserable race day in Lethbridge
on the weekend, Kris crosses the line in 2:05:18, picking up his first victory of the season. Exiting the water first in under
20:00 min he held on to his lead on the bike in windy rainy conditions, untill about the 35km mark. Once on the run he
out ran the field, posting a run time of 36:15 including the dreaded 1km hill at the finish, to win the race!
|Kris, pictured with his first pro paycheque! Nationals in Kelowna!
Lethbridge Triathlon, May 12- 1st
Alberta Provincial Junior Elite Championships,
May 27- 1st
Vancouver ITU World Cup, June 3- 10th
ITU Pan American Championships, June 24- 22nd
Canadian National Junior Championships, July 1- 12th
St. Albert Triathlon, July 28- 3rd
Frank Dunn Toyota Triathlon, August
Junior Elite Athlete of the Year, AGM, September 22
|Mountain climbing and kayaking in the short off season!
2006, Gold, Great White North Half Ironman, mixed team. Stoney Plain, AB
2006, 1st age group, Summerland Triathlon, Summerland, BC
2005, 1st overall, St Albert Triathlon, AB
2005, 1st overall, Frank Dunn Toyota Triathlon, Waskesui, SK
2005, 1st overall, Grande Prairie Triathlon, AB
2005, 1st overall, Splash, Pedal, Gasp Triathlon, Lethbridge, AB
2005, Junior Elite Nationals, Caledon, ON, 15th
2004, 1st age group, Tucson Triathlon, Tucson, AZ
2004, Junior Elite Nationals, Caledon, ON, 20th
2003, 1st overall, St Albert Triathlon, AB
2003, KOS/Youth Provincial Champion, St. Albert AB
2003, KOS/Youth Western Canadian Champion, Summerland, BC
2003, Alberta Triathlon Associations, Athlete of the Year!
2002, KOS/Youth Provincial Champion, Red Deer, AB
2002, Alberta Summer Games, Gold Medalist, Camrose, AB
2002, Alberta Triathlon Associations, Athlete of the Year!
Newspaper Article, St. Albert Triathlon 2003
Article on 05' High School Swim Championships