Leslie Sexton

Photo: Matt Stetson.

The Canadian marathon champ on his idea of happiness, athletic heroes and being vertically challenged.

What would you say is your defining characteristic as a runner?
My height. [ 6’3″]

What do you admire most in another runner?
Their mindset and ability to visualize a bigger picture.

What is your idea of happiness?
Working towards my passion and putting in the effort to be the best at it while helping others to do the same.

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Who are your athletic heroes?
Jeremy Deere and Kobe Bryant.

Where would you like to live?
Canmore, Alta.

What is your greatest running-related regret?
I don’t have one.

What is your greatest fear?
The unknown; particularly deep water and darkness.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn’t change a thing.

What’s one thing you can’t live without?
My family.

What is your motto?
Get a little bit better every day.

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