Christopher Bergland

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Christopher Bergland is an American athlete, political activist, and writer. On April 30, 2004, Bergland set the world record for the longest distance run on a treadmill in a 24-hour period at 153.76-mile (247.45 km).[1][2]


Bergland is a three-time champion of the Triple Iron Man, the longest known non-stop triathlon with a 336-mile (541 km) bicycle section, 7.2-mile (11.6 km) swim, and a 78.6-mile (126.5 km) run.[3] He is known for being a world-class athlete and one of the "world's greatest openly gay athletes".[4].[5]

He is part of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's fight against the problematic childhood obesity epidemic in the United States, and is co-organizer of the annual Provincetown 10K charity run in Provincetown, Massachusetts.[4]

Bergland is an author of the book The Athlete's Way, in which he offers lessons, advice and strategies about becoming and staying fit.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Bergland and his wife had a daughter in 2007. He resides in both Provincetown, Massachusetts and San Francisco.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Christopher Bergland". Psychology Today. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ Kiehl. "Treadmill World Record Broken". Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  3. ^ Aguda, Frances. "A Survival Guide: An Interview with Christopher Bergland". psych2go. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Christopher Bergland". Pathways to Family Fitness. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b Regan, L.K. "Going the Distance: Gay Ultra-Endurance Champion Christopher Bergland and the Athletic Brain". REAL JOCK. Retrieved 25 September 2018.