What makes Chris Lukezic’s career most interesting is that prior to his time at airbnb he was a standout runner who eventually went on to the professional ranks and recorded bests of 3:54.46 in the mile and 3:33.28 in the 1500. In 2005 he forewent competition his senior year with Georgetown to turn professional with Reebok. And in 2002, as high schooler, he ran 3:46.01 at the world junior championships and was part of a national record 7:32 4x800 relay.
Below you can scroll through his ranks in descending order from the most recent career accomplishments back to his high school days as a runner.
The following videos showcase not only his role as a first generation employee of AirBnB but his influence as an industry leader.
November 7th, 2011
ON RETIRING FROM PRO RANKS
Note he did not officially retire until 2010
December 17th, 2007
PRO CAREER: 2006 TO 2009
VIDEO RECAP: 2006 Golden League - Paris 1500
MAGIC 2006 SEASON
|14 JAN 2006||Blacksburg Virginia Tech Invitational||USA||F||F||1.||2:21.47|
|10 FEB 2006||Fayetteville Tyson Invitational||USA||D||F||5.||7:49.05|
|10 MAR 2006||Moskva IAAF World Indoor Championships||RUS||GW||H1||4.||3:40.97|
|11 MAR 2006||Moskva IAAF World Indoor Championships||RUS||GW||F||7.||3:45.09|
|28 MAY 2006||Eugene Prefontaine Classic||USA||A||F||6.||3:54.46|
|14 JUL 2006||Roma Golden Gala||ITA||GL||F||12.||3:33.28|
|23 JUN 2006||Indianapolis US Ch.||USA||C||H2||1.||3:38.84|
|25 JUN 2006||Indianapolis US Ch.||USA||C||F||4.||3:40.37|
|03 JUL 2006||Athens Super Grand Prix Tsiklitiria||GRE||GL||F||9.||3:34.96|
|08 JUL 2006||Paris-St-Denis Meeting Gaz de France||FRA||GL||F||10.||3:34.46|
|30 AUG 2006||Rovereto Palio Città della Quercia||ITA||B||F||11.||1:48.54|
YEARS: 2003 TO 2005
At one point in 2005 it appeared he was destined as one of the next catalysts in the resurgent American Distance Running scene.
Men 1500 Meter Run Open =============================================================== World: W 3:26.00 7/7/1998 Hicham El Guerrouj, MAR American: A 3:29.77 8/25/1985 Sydney Maree, Puma World "A": 3:36.20 World "B": 3:38.00 Name Year Team Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Alan Webb Nike 3:41.97 2 Christopher Lukezic Georgetown 3:42.06 3 Rob Myers Reebok 3:42.27 4 Scott McGowan New Balance 3:42.59 5 Charlie Gruber Nike 3:42.89 6 Jon Rankin Unattached 3:43.41 7 Jason Lunn Nike 3:44.57 8 Sean Duffy American U. 3:45.24 9 Christopher Estwanik Nike Farm Team 3:46.19 10 Sean Jefferson Indiana 3:47.93 11 Jason Jabaut Nike Farm Team 3:48.49 12 Daniel Wilson Asics 3:55.24```
- 45th at 2003 NCAA XC Championchips
- Junior National Champion at 1500 Meters 2001-2002
- 10th at 2002 NCAA Championships in 1500
In high school he was clearly a very, very good athlete with personal bests at 1:51.39/4:06.84/9:04.88.
TRACK & FIELD
|2002-06-21||B-1500||1||3:47.32||CA USA Jr Nationals|
|2002-06-08||B-Mile||1||4:06.84||CA Golden West Inv|
|2002-04-13||B-Mile||3||4:16.36c||WA Pasco Inv|
|2002-02-23||B-Mile||3||4:20.39||WA UW allcomers|
|2002-02-01||B-Mile||1||4:21.14||NY Millrose Games|
NOTE: Click om Seattle Times 2001 Article below to read full story
|2001-11-03||5K-XC||2||15:32||5k - Sun Willows GC, Pasco|
|2001-10-24||5K-XC||1||15:11||5k - Tumwater Val GC|
|2001-10-17||5K-XC||1||15:30||5k - Lake Spanaway Pk|
|2001-09-29||3M-XC||1||14:56||3m - Franklin Park, Yak|
|2001-09-22||5K-XC||5||15:21||5k - some hills, grass, hot,|