Chinh loves sports, and for many years he competed on an international level in the team sport of Ultimate (a field sport with flying discs). At the height of his career, after taking 4th at the World Championship, he decided it was time to retire. In its place, he began to run.
After a lifetime of team sports, Chinh loves the personal accomplishment that comes from running. “It’s the only sport I can think of where everyone can be a winner, if you set a personal record. You win by finding out what you’re made of.” For Chinh, it’s this accessibility that sets the sport apart from everything else.
Chinh is also drawn to the camaraderie and positivity of the sport. He is intimately aware of the power of that positive energy. Chinh’s first experience at Boston was in 2014, and for all intents and purposes it was a disaster.