In January Malindi Elmore shattered the Canadian Marathon record, running 2:24:50 in her second ever bid at the distance. Sixteen years ago she made her first Olympic team competing in the 1500m. But following those Games a series of frustrating setbacks led Malindi to hang up her spikes in 2012 and retire from professional running for good. Or so she thought.
The 40 year-old is now poised to return to the Olympic stage, in a vastly different event. This week we talk with Malindi about balancing training, motherhood, and coaching, and about rediscovering her love of running.