Doctoral student competes in World Mountain Running Championships
Chris Lundstrom, kinesiology Ph.D. student and elite marathoner, was a proud member of Team USA in the World Mountain Running Championships in Slovenia recently. Lundstrom competed in the national qualifying race in June. He finished 8th, but one runner dropped out and another was injured, so Lundstrom was next on the list to run in Slovenia during the Labor Day weekend. He ran the 12-kilometer race, which involves a 4,400-foot climb in the Alps, in 1 hour, 4 minutes, finishing sixth out of six USA runners, but he still made a contribution to the silver medal-winning men's open division team.
Read the Star Tribune article on Lundstrom's experience and training regimen.
Lundstrom is the advisee of Dr. Stacy Ingraham and Dr. Arthur Leon.