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10 things you donít know about Colin Abbott.
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2009/11/20)

Colin Abbott

Career Goals?
Compete internationally for Canada at the World Championships, World Cup and/or Olympics. Ski as long as I can walk. Keep having fun while skiing!

Career ambitions outside of cross-countryskiing?
Postpone having a desk job for as long as possible. Travel the world. Work and live in the North, or somewhere that has snow for at least six months of the year. Continue going on adventures until Iím
old and grey!

When not training/competing I am likely?
Working my way through a degree in physical geography at Carleton University, Orienteering, amping/hiking/fishing/hunting/canoeing somewhere.

When finished with my cross-country skiing career, I want to?
Stay involved in skiing by coaching junior athletes, volunteering at ski events and working to promote skiing in Canada.

Favourite Vacation Spot?
The top of any mountain in the Yukon. Preferably on a sunny day.

Favourite Book?
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman, anything by Terry Pratchett.

Favourite Movie?
Fight Club

Favourite Olympic/Paralympic Moment?
I would have to say seeing Beckie Scott win gold at the 2002 Games, and later hear about the race first hand from my coach, Alain Masson, would be my favourite memory.

Before a race, I will listen to what song?
This depends on my mood, and how pumped up I am already. Numb/Encore by Jay-Z and Linkin Park. Monsters by Matchbook Romance. Run by Gnarls Barkley.

My Olympic hero is?
All the Yukoners that have competed at the OlympicsÖAlain Masson, Zach Bell, Jeanne Lassen and Lucy Steele to name a few.

If I could rule the world for a day I would?
Hmmm. Make it snow more, bring free health care and education to everyone, pass laws making sustainability a priority in our society, end the wars/genocides of the world. While Iím dreaming, Iíd like a couple of pairs of really, really fast skis. And a nine-foot long Steinway Grand Piano.

One thing people donít know about Collin Abbott?
In addition to competing for Canada on the Junior National Ski Team, I have raced for Canada twice at the Junior World Orienteering Championships.

Republished from Cross Country Canada

Colin on his first ski this season, Nov. 6th, 2009. [Photo: Jo-Ann Holden.]
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