Hometown: Houston, TX, USA
Current: Orange County, CA, USA
Education: Bachelors of Music, University of Michigan and Masters of Music, University of Texas, Austin, Music Performance
Nutrition Education: ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Cornell University Certificate in Plant-Based Health
Swim: Dolfin Swimwear
Skin: ROKA Maverick
Bike: Quintana Roo PRFive, FACTOR One
Wheels: Enve Composites
Run: Brooks, Nike
Helmet/Glasses: Project Rudy
Fuel: Manuka Sport
Teams: Triathlon Gold
Coach: Jarrod Evans, Triathlon Gold
Christine Warren is a triathlete, living and training in Orange County, CA. After breaking both of her ankles in horse accidents less than 1 year apart in 2016, she was inspired to stop taking her body for granted and signed up for fitness classes at Orangetheory Fitness to “get fit.” She took up running in 2016, and quickly realized that endurance sports could fill that need for challenge and the ability to push the limits she was looking for. She signed up for a local 5k that summer and much to her surprise, won her age group of more than 50 runners. That sparked a desire for more and a realization that running was actually something she really enjoyed doing and wanted to continue to work on. After completing several 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons, it was time to see what else she could add in the mix. While on route to a vacation in Grand Cayman in 2017, upon surfing the internet to see what was happening on the island, she discovered that it just so happened the Flowers Sea Swim would take place that same weekend, and signed up on a whim. She swam her first open water 1 mile race after not having been in the pool since swimming competitively in high school, but it sparked such fond memories that the next logical step had to be triathlon. After begging her husband, who was not excited about the prospect of her riding a bike on the dangerous roads of Orange County, she convinced him to let her join a local triathlon team for beginners, bought a tri bike off of Craiglist, and was off to the races! Christine placed 5th overall and qualified for Age Group Nationals in her first triathlon in September 2017 – the Long Beach Sprint Triathlon in Long Beach, CA. It was love at first tri, and the rest is history.
The more Christine learned about fitness and how the body works, she became very intrigued by what a huge role nutrition has not only in fitness but in our society and world. Christine decided to pursue studies in nutrition and has completed a certification from the International Sports Sciences Association as a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, and also from E-Cornell in Plant-Based Nutrition. Christine is a vegan athlete and is extremely passionate about nutrition and holistic wellness.
Between all the training and racing, Christine still maintains her career as a professional freelance oboist and English hornist, playing with several top-tier orchestras such as the LA Phil, Pacific Symphony, and Santa Barbara Symphony, and for operas, musicals, staged shows, TV & film, as well as teaching private lessons and formerly at the collegiate level. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, horseback riding, and RVing with her husband, Mike.