Chatting with Olympian Natasha Wodak

Natasha Wodak is the record holder in the 10,000m. This August, she is heading to Brazil to race in the distance at the Olympics. Here's what she has to say about it:

August 3rd, 2016 by | Posted in Rio 2016 | Tags: ,

IAAF World Track & Field Championships Beijing 2015. Day Three PM,August 24, 2015. Photo: Claus Andersen
IAAF World Track & Field Championships Beijing 2015. Day Three PM,August 24, 2015. Photo: Claus Andersen

This interview is from our July/August issue.

Event: 10,000m, Canadian record holder (31:41)

Who is your favourite current Canadian Olympian?
Melissa Bishop! She’s amazingly fast, beautiful and sweet. Watching her get silver at last year’s world champs was so inspiring!

Who is your all-time favourite Canadian Olympian?
Emilie Mondor. She was the first Canadian woman to ever run under 15 minutes in the 5,000m. She set a new bar for Canadian distance women.

Is your family travelling to watch you?
Yes, my parents will be there. They’re doing a home exchange.

What non-Olympic thing will you be sure to do while visiting Brazil?
I want to ride scooters around the city!

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Did you know?

Wodak is passionate about animal rights, regularly volunteering at a shelter in Vancouver.