Chris Wodke

About Chris: I am a four time member of Team USA in Aquathlon ( Chicago, Cozumel, Denmark and next year in Almere).

I've qualifed for ITU World Championships in Long Course Triathlon, Long Course Duantion, Sprint Duathlon, Aquabike and Winter Triathlon.

My proudest moment was crossing the finish line at Age Group National Championship for Sprint Triathlon in 2015.  Milwaukee is my home town. I had a really fun race and I was so proud to welcome triathletes from across the country to Milwaukee.

Sport Disciplines:

-Aquathlon

-Triathlon ( long course and sprint)

-Aqua Bike

-Off Road Triathlon

-Duathlon ( 1/2 iron distance and sprint)

-Winter Triathlon

Most memorable moment in your multisport career: My most memorable moment is the day I ran the perfect race. It happened in Milwaukee, my home course, at my first USA Triathlon Sprint Triathlon National Championship race. It wasn't because I was fast, because I'm not or because I made the podium, because I didn't.  My experience reminded me of my favorite quote "I run because I can, when I get tired I remember those who can't run. What they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted and I run harder for them, I know they would do the same for me."  I felt the utter joy of being an athlete and having a mistake proof race. I wear a Team CMT uniform when I race, because I run to raise awareness of Charcot-Marie-Tooth or CMT, a neurological condition much like MS that affects 160,000 Americans. Many with this condition have trouble walking and have lost the ability to run.  I felt utter joy as I crossed the finish line, fully appreciating the gift of movement and satisfaction of racing for those that can't.

Sport Career Highlights: The highlight of my multi-sport career was my 5th place age group finish in Denmark for Aquathlon in 2018