We are excited to once again bring you our Athlete of the Month blog post... We started this blog series to showcase a local athlete connected to the store and community and ask them questions about their sport and learn from their experiences!
This month we have Olympian and Canadian National Team member... who also happens to be the first place female at last month's Strides and Glides event... Katherine Stewart-Jones! Kath is originally from Chelsea, Quebec but has lived in the Bow Valley for many years now training with The Alberta World Cup Academy and Nordiq Canada's Sr national team. Kath is a very talented athlete and we are very fortunate to be able to feature her as our athlete of the month!
What are your biggest accomplishments in the sport?
My biggest accomplishment in the sport is representing Canada at the Olympics last winter. I am proud of how I handled the bumps in the road to get there, and how much better of an athlete I became by overcoming these obstacles.
What are your goals for this upcoming season?
My focus for this upcoming season is on the Tour de Ski and World Championships, where my goal is to accomplish some personal best results.
What advice would you give to younger athletes?
My advice would be to be curious, ask questions, and don't be afraid to take responsibility for your own success.
Thank you Katherine and good luck in your upcoming season... feel free to follow along with Kath's racing on her instagram @kstweartjones and make sure to check the World Cup results as she is leaving to compete in Europe this week!!