Chris Eatough

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Chris Eatough
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Personal information
Full nameChristopher Eatough
Born (1974-10-30) 30 October 1974 (age 44)
England
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[1]
Weight160 lb (73 kg)[1]
Team information
Current teamTrek-VW
DisciplineMTB
RoleRacer
Rider typeMarathon

Chris Eatough (born 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]

Palmarès[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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "About Chris". Chris Eatough. 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ho-cf-eatough-0828-20140828,0,7294910.story
  3. ^ Howard County - 08.20.14 Executive Ulman Names Chris Eatough, Champion Mountain Biker, As First County Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Manager Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  4. ^ "24hrs of Pain and Glory". Gripped Films. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  5. ^ "A Fred's Eye View: Chris Eatough, movie star". VeloNews. 19 April 2007. Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  6. ^ 2006 Lumberjack 100 race coverage by Cycling News
  7. ^ 2007 Mohican 100 race coverage by Cycling News
  8. ^ 2007 Lumberjack 100 race coverage by Cycling News
  9. ^ 2007 Endurance 100 race coverage by Cycling News
  10. ^ 2008 Shenandoah 100 race coverage by Cycling News
  11. ^ 2008 Tahoe Sierra 100 race coverage by Cycling News

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