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XC Ottawa welcomes Alana Thomas
By:  Team XCOttawa   (2007/09/01)


XC Ottawa is delighted to announce the newest member of our team, Alana Thomas. Alana is a talented skier with impressive results that earned her a spot on Team Ontario in the 2007 Canada Winter games, where she placed 3rd in the 10km skate, and led the Ontario women's relay team to a silver medal. She also placed 3rd junior at the 2007 Nationals 5k skate. Alana's athletic prowess isn't limited to cross-country skiing, as she won last year's provincial university championship for women's mountain biking, expert division.

In her own words, here's a bit more about Alana . . .

I started out as a mountain bike racer and first got into skiing about 8 years ago with some family friends (who were already pretty hardcore, they even skied in tights!) thinking it would be a good way to cross-train in the winter. In high school I joined Team Hardwood and started racing more seriously. Soon after, I realized that skiing is by far the coolest sport ever and decided to make it my main focus. I spent the past two years going to U of T and training in the deep south, but have decided it is time for a change of scene and will be heading to Ottawa this fall. I am really pumped to be joining the XC Ottawa team and am looking forward to some sweet workouts in the Gatineau Park!

Alana (Ontario suit) leads women's relay at Canada Games

Alana chasing hard

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