BiathlonGeneralInterviewsNewsRacing17 Questions for 2017: Sarah Beaudry

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Sarah Beaudry and her Biathlon Canada teammates having summer ski fun in New Zealand. (Courtesy photo)
Sarah Beaudry and her Biathlon Canada teammates having summer ski fun at the Snow Farm in New Zealand. (Courtesy photo)
Welcome to “17 Questions for 2017″, where we are catching up with American and Canadian national-team members before the beginning of the winter season. 

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22-year-old Sarah Beaudry is quickly becoming a contributing member of Canada’s senior biathlon team: she made her first trip to World Championships in 2016, as well as increasing her World Cup experience. That included racing the second leg of a sixth-place mixed relay team in Canmore, Alberta, and scoring her first individual World Cup points the same weekend.

The 2014 World Junior Championships bronze medalist in the pursuit, Beaudry is now a member of Biathlon Canada’s “B” national team.

1. Biggest change in your life in the last five or so months since the ski season ended?

Moving out of chaotic athlete housing known as Coda, to a much calmer house downtown, 1min from work and 2min from the grocery store.

2. Biggest change in your training?

Changing from working more closely with Matthias [Ahrens] to having Roddy [Ward] as my main head coach.

3. Major areas of improvement you’ve seen so far?

Endurance.

4. Whom you’ve been working closest with this offseason (coaches or training partners)?
Beaudry on a camping trip with Cross Country Canada's Maya MacIsaac-Jones (right) and Quebec biathlete Chloe Selerier (taking photo).
Beaudry on a camping trip with Cross Country Canada’s Maya MacIsaac-Jones (right) and Quebec biathlete Chloe Selerier (taking photo).

Biathlon Canada’s wicked girls team.

5. Best trip in the last five months (and why)?

Skiing on snow in New Zealand followed directly by a rest week spent at a family cabin on British Columbia’s sunshine coast. To be able be to halfway around the world and be skiing in perfect snow for three weeks and then have some family time, eating fresh seafood and swimming everyday makes for the best combination.

6. Favorite cross-training?

Adventuring, whether it be a long mountain run hike or rollerskiing some far out roads, just getting out of the usual run, rollerski, bike routes that sometimes become habit.

7. Favorite non-athletic activity or pastime this summer?

Baking adventure, baking something new and exciting and seeing how it works out, making a complete mess of the kitchen and then sharing the results with friends.

8. Song that was your jam this summer?

I wouldn’t say I had one summer jam but I did forget my aux cable on my most recent drive back home to PG which resulted in driving back to Canmore with CDs from when I was a kid which was pretty fun. Some old school Avril and Hilary Duff along with some Big Fun Party mixes.

9. All time favorite race moment?
Beaudry finished 38th in the 7.5 k sprint at the IBU World Cup in Canmore, Alberta, in 2016, before making her first trip to World Championships. (Photo: Daniel S. Guay)
Beaudry finished 38th in the 7.5 k sprint at the IBU World Cup in Canmore, Alberta, in 2016, before making her first trip to World Championships. (Photo: Daniel S. Guay)

Moving up from 29th to third at World Juniors in Presque Isle and being able to share the flower ceremony with Julia!

10. First thing you pack in your bag when you leave for Europe?

My Onepiece.

11. Venue/event you’re most excited to visit this season?

I enjoy new races courses and countries so I think if I get to go to Pyeongchang that would be exciting.

12. Who will win the World Cup title this year?

Nathan Smith and Anais Bescond

13. Biggest sacrifice you feel you’ve made choosing this career path?

Putting my post secondary education on hold.

14. If you could change one thing about your sport, what would it be?
Beaudry celebrating fifth place in the youth sprint at 2013 World Youth and Junior Championships in Obertilliach, Austria. (Photo: Hugh Harden)
Beaudry celebrating fifth place in the youth sprint at 2013 World Youth and Junior Championships in Obertilliach, Austria. (Photo: Hugh Harden)

Well I feel like everybody agrees that having 100% clean sport and more races in North America would be awesome. So I will add another race that is a mass start and the leader gets to pick what position shooting the field does at each time you enter the range. That or you can tell a joke to count for penalty loops and based on how funny it is you have to do less loops.

15. What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Toast, eggs and an orange. I am not a huge breakfast fan except on off days. Then I usually have what me and some friends call Fat Amy day which is basically a pretty elaborate brunch.

16. In 5 years, I’ll be ____?

Well if Nathan and his girlfriend have their way and Calgary wins the Olympic bid I will be training for #Beauds2026.

17. In 50 years, I’ll be ____?

Skiing, adventuring and eating cake.

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