Athlete Profile

Lukas Raz

Team Canada Program Athlete 2022

About

  • Born: 2005
  • Hometown: Ottawa
  • Currently Living: Ottawa
  • Orienteers for: Orienteering Ottawa
  • Occupation: Student
  • Training Log: Attackpoint

Q&A

Q: How did you first get involved in orienteering?
A: I began orienteering at the age of 8, where I joined a kid's program. From there, I went to some larger events, and a while later orienteering became my main sport.

Q: If you had one tip for young orienteers what would it be?
A: Enjoy the fact our sport takes you to new places! Not everyone gets to compete in forests and cities all around the country, and even beyond.

Q: What would a typical week of training look like for you?
A: My week generally consists of at least something everyday. I try and get a few long days of running, with the rest being filled by shorter runs, biking, skiing, or snowshoeing.

Q: How do you normally prepare for an important race?
A: When I'm preparing for a big race, my focus on training goes up. There's a lot of nerves beforehand, and I combat those by trying to be prepared, whether that's with more mental preparation, or more physical exercise.

Q: What is your big life orienteering goal?
A: My big goal is to challenge myself. I want to try things I haven't in the past, and keep pushing to attempt new experiences.

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