Name: Jared Connaughton
Sport: Athletics (Sprints)
Hometown: New Haven, PEI
Favorite Sports Memory: 2005 Canada Games gold medalist 100m & 200m
How you got involved in your sport: I committed full time to track and field my senior year of high school (2003), but I’ve competed in the sports since I was a child.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: The moment I knew I wanted to be a Canadian National team athlete occurred while watching the 1996 Olympic Games.
Favorite Quote: “You live in the past and you’ll die in the present” – Bill Belichick
CAN Fund Testimonial: In sport, the end result is often glorified and revered, where the journey is often overlooked and underappreciated. As an athlete, I know that without the rigorous preparation, the end result is merely a dream. With support from CAN Fund, the journey is made that much more real and the destination that much more attainable. Thank you, to all that support CAN Fund, the help is truly invaluable!
Best Result: 100m: 10.15, 200m: 20.34, 4x100m: 38.39
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be.
My fiance has taught me that there is no such thing as bad days, only bad moments. I live by this, meaning I don’t let a negative circumstance destroy my peace of mind.”
Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you?
Yes, I recently watched the heroic rise of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. His tribulations through the draft, to backing up a Pro-Bowler, to leading his team to the superbowl in his first full season. Very Inspiring!
Fun Facts: -I have a 2.00 K/D Ration on Call of Duty.
-I have a voice-persona for my dog, meaning I speak on his behalf in this crazy voice!
-My fiance and I have the same size feet and same hat size. So we often share!
-I enjoy shot-gun skeet shooting, fishing, drawing and writing.
-My favorite book is “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy