Chris Giesting

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Batesville, IN University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN

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Chris Giesting

From small-town Indiana, Chris hails from Batesville, where, with a population of 6000, Chris devoloped into "this corn-fed, lanky looking, 400 sprinter." Though the town was small, Chris's sprinting was big time. While at Batesville High School, he was a state and midwest champion in 2011, and set the Indiana state record for the 400 meters, at 46.89, finishing his high school career with a top 10 rank nationally. All this while not training for his first love: basketball. Chris says, "My favorite…

About Chris

  • Coach: Frank "Gags" Gagliano
  • Training group: HOKA NJ★NY Track Club
  • Favorite foods: Ice Cream
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Dream vacation: I've always wanted to go visit Machu Picchu
  • Favorite place to compete: North Florida in Jacksonville. My best races have come from that track
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas with the family
  • Warm up song: My first time I broke 46 in the 400 I listened to X Gon' Give It To Ya by DMX on the way to the track
  • I most enjoy competing against: Pat Feeney! We've battled since my junior year of high school, and then went to Notre Dame together and ran almost every race in the same heat. I always run fast when he's in the race
  • After competition indulgence: A beer! Nothing like a nice cold one after a tense week of competition
  • Highschool PR: 46.89

Awards/Records

Team Chris:

Pre Olympic Trials Interview and Feature

4x400m Relay Men's Final - IAAF World Indoor Championships 2016

RT @WorldWideWob: Luka Doncic’s 11-0 run to close the game for the win, with two fire stepbacks on Clint Capela https://t.co/YoMHDvN6Ri

What a welcome gift from the @DallasMarathon ! Team @Rangers is in good hands 🏃‍♂️ as long as I don't eat all the q… https://t.co/RVytrTUKSe