Christine has been involved with sports since she first started running in 1993. After completing her first Half Marathon, the Windsor Half Marathon, she decided to join her local running club in England, Burnham Joggers. She rapidly became an active board member, holding several positions at once; Ladies Club Captain leading the team to their first cross country win, and Race Director for a prestigious Half Marathon in Burnham Beeches. As her passion for running and competing developed, she looked for more challenging races, and discovered Adventure Racing and Triathlon. Taking part in her first adventure race, the Four Peaks in 1997, she was a member of the first ladies team to cross the finish line in under 10 hours and tenth team overall out of 50. Her first Triathlon was the Royal Windsor Triathlon which she completed in a borrowed Tri Suit and Wetsuit, and an old Raleigh Bike. From there she got the Triathlon bug and the rest is history.
In 1999 Christine was diagnosed with Tonsillar Carcinoma, which took a full year out of her life for treatment and recovery. A poignant time during recovery, was watching Lance Armstrong race in 1999 in the Tour Du France after recovering from his battle with cancer, frustrated, envious and determined from his ability to survive, she was determined to that she too would do the same.
As a co-founder of the Georgetown Triathletes in 2007, Christine Knight has tirelessly mentored, coached and inspired individuals to grow in their abilities and deepen their appreciation for the sport of triathlon. The Georgetown Triathletes were developed as a non-intimidating group dedicated to the educational pursuit of triathlon, health, general physical fitness, and the representation of the sport of triathlon within the community. The overall goal of the club is to foster the sport of triathlon at all levels, from beginners to seasoned racers.
Christine has transformed the group from an idea into the largest triathlon specific club in Central Texas which is now an active, engaged group of impassioned athletes. Currently, Georgetown Triathletes has nearly 100 members.
An inspirational athlete in her own right, Christine has complete several full Ironman distance races as well as Half Ironmans while regularly finishing as a medalist in her age group. Christine recently qualified and competed in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Queensland, Australia in early September 2016. Christine has elected to compete in the 2017 USAT National championship in Omaha, Nebraska.
USATSMW selected Christine as the sole recipient of the Region Hall of Fame award for 2016, based on her many accomplishments and efforts in support of the multisport environment in the SMW Region.
The Region wishes her the best.