Chris Bourne

Hometown: Manotick, Ontario, Canada

Chris began his athletic career in 1994. In 2000 he began competing in triathlons and has become a renowned world champion. In 2001 he won a gold medal in the handcycle division at the World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton. In 2002 he won bronze at the World Triathlon Championships in Cancun, Mexico and won silver at the World Duathlon Championships in Georgia. He returned to the world triathlon stage in 2008, winning a silver medal to add to his collection. As a competitive triathlete, Chris has competed in more than 50 races across Canada and around the world. A water skiing buff since he was five years old, Chris competed in the 2003, 2005 and 2007 World Disabled Water Skiing Championships and the 2006 Pan Am Disabled Water Ski Championships. Additionally, he is the Chairperson of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada's Adaptive Water Sports Committee, an active member of the International Water Ski Federation's Disabled Commission and works as a rehabilitation counselor with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.