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Chris Foster

Freelance Writer

Los Angeles, CA

Chris Foster

Underprepared adventurer.

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An American Triathlete In Cuba

A trip to triathlon's newest frontier for one of the most historically significant races ever.
LAVA Magazine (print) Link to Story
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The Island of the Time Before

Smith Island is the vanishing home of one of the last living remnants of colonial U.S. history.
Roads & Kingdoms Link to Story
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Guiding Kona

A blind athlete and his guide reach a finish line neither thought they'd ever see.
LAVA Magazine (Print) Link to Story
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Race Architects

Have you ever wondered what's involved in creating a safe and successful race course?
Triathlete Magazine (print) Link to Story
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Going Varsity

Women's triathlon has been given provisional status by the NCAA. What does it mean for our sport?
LAVA Magazine (Print) Link to Story
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Aupa, Aupa, Aupa!

A journey to Spain's Basque Country for hard racing, incredible eats and passionate fans.
LAVA Magazine (print) Link to Story
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End Of An Era

In a sport driven by amateur participation, pro prize purses are being hacked out of race budgets.
LAVA Magazine (print) Link to Story
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A Gang of Wizards

Who are the Wollongong Wizards?
LAVA Magazine (print) Link to Story
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Getting To Know The U.S. Hopefuls

Eight athletes battling for the five (or six) Olympic spots.
LAVA Magazine (print) Link to Story
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Burgerama Four - Day Two

Day One was FESTIVAL TIME; Day Two was for music fans and for general weirdness.
Earbuddy.net Link to Story
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The Black Ryder in LA (2/25/15) Live Review

Dressed entirely in black, the raven-haired Nash was a striking indieboy crush-target.
Earbuddy.net Link to Story
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Half Japanese Volume 2 1987-1989 Review

The band whose t-shirt famously adorned Kurt Cobain's dead body is back in the public eye.
Earbuddy.net Link to Story

About

Chris Foster

I'm a freelance writer, professional triathlete, and amateur adventurer.

Since 2014, I have been a Senior Writer at Earbuddy.net where I produce album reviews that range from scathing to silly. I also write concert reviews (as well as photography) and short features.

Beginning in June 2015, I have penned a continuous column with LAVA Magazine following the U.S. Olympic process leading up to Rio 2016.

Before becoming a professional triathlete in 2007, I ran cross country and track at Penn State University where I also earned a B.A. in journalism with a minor in statistics.

As a former member of the U.S. National Triathlon Team, I have traveled all over the globe, getting into -- and out of -- more trouble than I care to remember; no doubt the best stories have come out of the worst situations.

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Skills

  • Professional Triathleting
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Backpacking
  • Photography
  • Endurance Binge-Watching
  • Holding Liquor
  • Speaking Spanish
  • Traveling