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Chris Phelan has written, laid out, photographed, and published The Phast Times News since 2001. He’s crisscrossed Texas on his bike three times, swam 5 miles across Lake Ray Hubbard three times, completed three Ironman triathlons, and has represented the US in completion three times, and run with the Olympic Torch. He maintained All-American status for five years and has also biked across the country, 3600 miles in 30 days. The running/triathlon coach has PR’s of 2:27 marathon, 15:40 5K, 3:55 at the Hotter ‘n Hell Hundred, and 10:00:52 Ironman. Chris is the only person to have won overall and Master’s at Dallas’ Crosson Dannis road racing series, DRC road racing series, and the USAT/SMW duathlon series. In 1988 he began Dallas’ oldest track workout, 1998 started north Texas’ first treadmill class, and 2003 he founded the world-wide Ride Of Silence. He’s been twice nominated Master’s Road Runner of the Year, highlighted in a variety of magazines and is frequently asked to speak at camps and organizations about fitness. Outside of swimming, biking, and running, Chris has summited several mountains including Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.


Posted On February 1, 2005By Coach PhelanIn Interviews

Mudgett, Your Time!

It’s early Autumn, Steve Mudgett’s favorite time of year. “Going back to when I ran in high school. It was the middle of the cross-country season. The weather was crisp. And then as now, it’s the month for the ‘Big Dog’ race in Hawaii.” Boy-ish good looks, youthful with blond curly hair, blue eyes, and a great build. When you meet Steve Mudgett, an account consultant for St Paul Travelers for three years (he’s been in the business for 20 years), one is struck by how he seems so Californian,Read More