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.
Changing from working more closely with Matthias [Ahrens] to having Roddy [Ward] as my main head coach.
Biathlon Canada’s wicked girls team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moving up from 29th to third at World Juniors in Presque Isle and being able to share the flower ceremony with Julia!
I enjoy new races courses and countries so I think if I get to go to Pyeongchang that would be exciting.
Nathan Smith and Anais Bescond
Putting my post secondary education on hold.
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.
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.
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.