Christopher Lundstrom

M.Ed. Project Adviser
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I have been teaching PAP classes for the last five years, including Conditioning, Track & Field, and Marathon Training. I enjoy working with the wide range of students that enroll, and hope that my classes are enjoyable, educational, and motivational. My athletic background is in distance running, having placed 3rd in the USA Marathon Championships. My athletic highlights include representing the United States in the Pan-American Games (2007) and the World Mountain Running Championships (2010). I ran cross country and track while completing my undergraduate degree in Humanities at Stanford University. After college, I began coaching track & field and cross country, and eventually went back to school. I completed an M.Ed. in Applied Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota in 2007, and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology.

I have been coaching distance runners for over 10 years, and have worked with elite runners and high school and collegiate athletes, as well as a wide range of both recreationally and locally competitive runners. Through the Marathon Training class, I have guided hundreds of students in completing their first marathon. Currently, I coach at Minneapolis Washburn High School and for the Twin Cities Track Club, and serve on the Board of Directors of Team USA Minnesota - an elite development program for professional distance runners - and coach individual athletes of all levels. I live in south Minneapolis with my wife, Taj, daughter Leila, and two great dogs.


BA, Humanities, Stanford University

M.Ed., Applied Kinesiology, University of Minnesota

Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Minnesota