Liz Gleadle, 33
Three-time Olympian, 11-time Canadian champion and national record holder
“Running is an integral part of my training,” says Liz Gleadle, adding that she runs “to help identify any weakness in [her] body,” evening out imbalances from her sport, which is asymmmetrical, and allowing her to keep throwing far as the season progresses. Her fall running regime begins with interval runs, the goal being to work up to a smooth 20–25 minute run up to three times a week for a sixweek period.
Gleadle, who placed fourth in the javelin at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, says she only learned proper running mechanics after becoming an Olympian: “It’s only recently in my career that I really put the effort into running, and I’m pretty good at it. I think everyone who wants to run can learn in a short period of time.”