Chris Wristen

team nuun athlete

sport: running

I'm a former sprinter and wannabe marathoner whose legs found new life when I stumbled upon trailrunning. I've now completed 12 ultramarathons on the trails of six states (KS, CO, MO, TX, AR, VT) and two countries (USA and Canada), including three 50-mile races - all in the mountains. I'm happiest when I'm outdoors playing on the trails, preferably in the mountains. I'm also a storyteller who worked for 12 years as a professional sportswriter. Now, I freelance when I feel like it, mostly writing about trailrunning. My work has appeared in TrailRunner Magazine and UltraRunning Magazine.


Three top-10 finishes in trail ultramarathons (2013 Free State 40M; 2013 Kansas Ultrarunners' Society 6-Hour; 2015 NightHawk 50K). I set a personal-best 50-mile time of 10:17:33 at the 2015 Vermont 50.

Chris's Favorite flavor is
Nuun Electrolytes : Tri-Berry

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