Chris Eatough

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Chris Eatough
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Personal information
Full name Christopher Eatough
Born (1974-10-30) October 30, 1974 (age 40)
England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)[1]
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)[1]
Team information
Current team Trek-VW
Discipline MTB
Role Racer
Rider type Marathon
Infobox last updated on
July 26, 2009

Chris Eatough (b. 30 October 1974, England) is a retired mountain bike racer who was part of the Trek Racing Cooperative team. He is a six-time 24-hour solo World Cup champion and five-time 24-hour solo National Cup champion.[1]

Career[edit]

Chris Eatough played soccer at the college level at Clemson University while pursuing a degree in engineering. He became involved in mountain biking after graduation, and became a professional in 1999.[1] He specializes in 24-hour, endurance and ultra-marathon events. He has won six 24-hour solo world championships and two 24-hour solo NORBA national championship. Trek Bicycle Corporation is his primary sponsor. He currently rides for the Trek Racing Cooperative Team, formerly the Trek VW team with Jeremiah Bishop, Travis Brown, Sue Haywood, Lea Davison and Ross Schnell. Eatough also coaches.[1]

After retiring from professional racing in 2009, Chris was hired as the program manager for Bike Arlington. In that capacity, he led Arlington Virginia's efforts for the 2010 launch of Capital Bikeshare, the regional bicycle sharing program for the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

In 2014, Eatough became Howard County, Maryland's first Bike and Pedestrian Manager for the county's Department of Planning and Zoning,[2] He lives in Elkridge.[3]

Documentary[edit]

Eatough was the subject of a 2007 documentary produced in the USA by Gripped Films and directed by Ken Bell and Jason Berry entitled 24Solo.[4] It showed his 2006 season, specifically his success in 24-hour races. The film covers in lesser detail his private life and the success of his team.[5]

Major achievements[edit]

2003
  • 1st, 24 Hours of Adrenalin world solo championship (4th consecutive)
  • 1st, 24 Hour Solo NORBA national championship (1st win)
  • 1st, Wilderness 101, Pennsylvania
2004
  • 1st, 24 Hours of Adrenalin world solo championship (5th consecutive)
  • 1st, 24 Hour Solo NORBA national championship (2nd consecutive)
  • 1st, Wilderness 101, Pennsylvania
2005
  • 1st, 24 Hours of Adrenalin world solo championship (6th consecutive)
  • 1st, Wilderness 101, Pennsylvania
  • 1st, Marathon NORBA National # 2, Arizona
  • 2nd, Marathon NORBA National # 1, Texas
2006
2007
2008

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