Name: Megan Imrie
Hometown: Falcon Lake, MB
Favourite Sports Memory: Being a part of the fantastic noise that was the Whistler Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Games.
How you got involved in your sport: Started skiing with my brother and sister- it was the required method to finding chocolate eggs during ski club easter egg hunts. Biathlon practice was in the gym with air rifles after school- and shooting was fun!!
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: when I was invited to join the 2010 Development team when I was 15 years old. The Olympics were 9 years away but I knew I wanted to be there.
Favourite Quote: “Whether you believe you can, or you believe you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund has been an absolutely critical piece to achieving my goals in biathlon. It’s the best thing that’s happened to athletes since spandex!
6th at the 6km World Cup Mixed Relay
17th at the 7.5km Oslo World Cup Sprint
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: Laugh at both the good days and the bad. Training’s never as hard when you’re smiling.
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: My first coach (and now wax tech) Rich Pettit. He always told me that it was the ones that worked the hardest that would succeed. There are no shortcuts. You have to put in the work.
Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you: I love Without Limits, about Prefontaine. His attitude towards putting in hard work was legendary.
Fun Facts: I grew up on a riding stable- so I competed in rodeo barrel racing when I was younger. I teach one of my coach’s daughters horseback riding lessons once a week.