A delicious and healthy collection of soup recipes by triathlete and long-distance runner Christine Wodke. Chris is the author of “Running For My Life, Winning for CMT.” This book is also meant to be a fundraiser for CMT research.
Chris is a three-time participant in the Boston Marathon. In 2012, she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility-Impaired Division. She has appeared four times at the Para-triathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship, winning the open division in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, she represented the U.S. as a Para triathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.
Chris has won National Championships as a physically challenged athlete in Sprint Duathlon, Aqua Bike, Aquathlon, Long Course Duathlon, and Long Distance Triathlon. In 2015, she represented Team USA as an age group athlete at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and again in 2016 in Cozumel. She will be competing this July in Fyn, Denmark.
In addition, Chris also competes in winter sports. She has been a National Ski Patrol member for 30 years. In 2017, she placed 2nd in her age group at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championship.
In her home state of Wisconsin and at the national level, Chris competes in triathlon, swimming, cycling and the road race for the Senior Olympics.
When she isn’t competing, Chris travels around the country raising awareness of Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT. You will often see Chris at local races wearing her Team CMT uniform. Her athletic journey is truly remarkable when one considers that she has Charcot-Marie Tooth Disorder (CMT), a degenerative nerve disease that involves neuropathy and atrophy.