Christian LockeDecember, 2022
Christian grew up swimming club for the Sea Devils swim team out of South Run RecCenter and running with his siblings and dad every day before school. He started running seriously in high school, and proceeded to run year round through high school (cross country, indoor and outdoor track), while finding some time to swim summer league. He was looking to run at some smaller colleges, but ended up finding himself drawn to James Madison University. He then joined the club triathlon team, where they raced 4-5 times a year (mainly sprints and Olympics), including 2 trips to Club Nationals.
Over the summers, he coached his community’s summer league swim team, and continued triathlon training for the school year. He did his first 70.3, self-supported, over Covid, and two years later found his way to the 70.3 Age Group World Champs (in 2022). He has continued coaching since college, including working as an assistant coach for Machine Aquatics out of Vienna, and hopes to continue to do so down the road.
He joined the DC Tri Club as a way to connect with the amazing endurance community in the D.C. area, and is inspired by each and every person in this organization. He looks forward to supporting you in achieving your goals. As for him? He is extremely excited to find out where his limits are, and what he can achieve, from his first Ironman at Lake Placid in 2023, to racing friends and rivals throughout the rest of this season and beyond.
Age Group/Hometown: 25-29 / Springfield, VA
Career: Software Engineer at General Dynamics MS
Education: James Madison University B.S. Computer Science, Georgia Tech M.S. Computer Science
Defining Characteristics: Ability to sleep anywhere; Travel to races with a French Press; Known to gravitate towards the dog (or cat) at a party
Likes: Craft coffee and beer; Bike adventures – find me climbing Skyline or shredding gravel; Fun running shorts
Dislikes: 7am roll outs; Double flat tires; Paying for bottled water
Hobbies: Following the Washington Capitals; Working to watch every movie in existence; Spending time in the kitchen making (and eating) food
- “Consistency wins” -Anonymous
- “Anything worth doing is worth doing well” -Philip Stanhope
- “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” -Pre
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