Athlete Profile

Darius Konotopetz

Team Canada Program Athlete 2022


  • Born: 1986
  • Hometown: Winnipeg
  • Currently Living: Winnipeg
  • Orienteers for: Manitoba Orienteering Association (Coureurs de Bois)
  • Occupation: Physical Education Teacher
  • Training Log: Attackpoint
  • Personal Sponsors: Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Orienteering Association, Coureurs de Bois Orienteering Club


Q: How did you first get involved in orienteering?
A: Through my parents, who took me out to events before I could walk.

Q: If you had one tip for young orienteers what would it be?
A: Get out on many maps in a variety of different terrain and have fun! Attend the Sass Peepree National Junior Training Camp as part of the Canadian Orienteering Championships and you will learn so much and improve your orienteering.

Q: What would a typical week of training look like for you?
A: In the spring prior I will do one interval training, two tempo runs, one easy run, one long run and one or two orienteering races. I will also do weight training, cross training (cycling, inline skating or other) and study orienteering maps.

Q: How do you normally prepare for an important race?
A: I look at old maps of the competition area, study key terrain features, draw courses, plan various routes, view GPS tracks from previous competitions, visualize myself running in the terrain and rest. I will go over my race plan the day before the race and make sure that I have everything ready to go for race day.

Q: What is your big life orienteering goal?
A: Make the A Final at the World Orienteering Championships.

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