Monday, October 09, 2006

The Chrissie Evans Story

Christine Evans is a Nutrition Consultant and Executive Coach with offices located in New York and Sydney. Her clients include the likes of McCann Erikson, Nestle Asia, Chengwei Venture Capital, as well as several top restaurants and resorts. When Chrissie is not busy with her consulting and coaching she competes in triathlons, open water swims, such as the 28.7 mile marathon swim around Manhattan Island, and ultramarathon adventure races, such as The Sahara Race and Gobi March 2006.

Chrissie has been featured in WE Channel, Runner's World Australia,, Fortune, Runner's World US, South China Morning Post, US Triathlete, and several top Asian business magazines. She is also a regular columnist with Shanghai's premier magazine, ShanghaiTalk.

Chrissie’s passion for sport goes beyond her desire to compete – She plans to make an impact in the global community by raising awareness of the value of sport as an athlete involved with Project Active. Project Active is a forward-thinking mission which hopes to diffuse world tensions through introducing sport in areas of poverty and war.

Chrissie is committed to communicating the vital message of Project Active at events like the Gobi March. She affirms, “There's a total synergy with Project Active's mission to diffuse world tensions through sport. Project Active ( ) is great because they have simple yet powerful initiatives. Sport and physical activity can cross any land border, reminding us of our universality or simply creating some much needed fun and laughter.” Racing provides the perfect avenue to highlight everything Chrissie loves: constant activity, travel, working with fun and diverse people, and raising awareness for sport to the global community.

Chrissie’s most recent accomplishment was the Gobi March 2006 in China. She described this as the fastest and toughest of the 4Desert events she had yet participated in, and she is nothing short of ecstatic about her overall performance. Chrissie kept steady pace with the boys, and came in the top 10 overall as the first female to rank 9th after Stage 4 and most of Stage 5. Due to leg injuries, Chrissie was taken by car to the last checkpoint of Stage 5 and through the 6 mile distance on the last day. However, despite her self-described “usual perfectionism”, Chrissie did not feel disappointment when she took the ride.

After losing her shoes and socks to knee-deep mud, running barefoot on squelching grounds for over 1.5 hours, surviving extreme weather conditions (such as rain in the desert!), and enduring severe leg pain; Chrissie was simply delighted by her perseverance, pleased to be surrounded by incredible people from all over the world in her favorite Chinese province of Xinjiang, and optimistic that her mission of awareness for sport was heard.

Article by Allison Briggs~