Name: Rachel Seaman
Sport: Athletics (20km Race Walk)
Hometown: Peterborough, ON
Favorite Sports Memory: Winning the Pan American Race Walk Cup in a new Canadian Junior record and a meet record in 2005 in Lima, Peru.
How you got involved in your sport: I started in track and field when I was 13 but got into my event, racewalking, when I was 15 after my sister had started race walking first a few years before.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: Ever since I started racewalking. My sister had been on a Junior National team and so ever since I saw her uniform, I wanted it!
Favorite Quote: “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~ William Jennings Bryan
CAN Fund Testimonial: I cannot thank CAN Fund enough for their generosity and also everyone who donates to CAN Fund. Your contributions are helping me and so many others towards our goal of making the 2012 Olympic team. The support I have recieved will make focusing on just training much easier and hopefully more successful.
Best Result: 20km Race Walk- 1:33:33
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: Train smart! If you doubt something in your training, speak with your coach first.
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you? My parents have impacted my career the most because they pushed me everyday right from when I started racewalking until now. They taught me to never give up and that if you work hard enough that you can achieve anything you want.
Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you? www.flotrack.org/video/482077/ Toby-Stevenson – Life-After-Track
Fun Facts: I love to watch celebrity reality shows. I’m not so proud of it but I just get hooked and can’t stop watching it!