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Alana Thomas

Alana moved to Ottawa in September 2007, transfering from the University of Toronto to Carleton in hopes of finding better training opportunities and a great city to complete university in. Two years later she is showing no signs of ever wanting to leave Ottawa, despite being nearly done her undergrad at Carleton. She continues to be a member of the Ontario Ski team and is starting to worry they will soon notice she isn't a junior anymore. Recent successes include several top 5 and 10 place finishes on the Canadian circuit last year, representing Canada, Carleton and XC Ottawa at the World University Games in Harbin, China and successfully convincing Anna to move to Ottawa and join XC Ottawa with her!

When not skiing Alana studies Economics at Carleton and tries to get as many 6 hour naps in as possible.

Hometown Mississauga, ON
Personal Sponsors: Alpina, Peltonen, Exel
Best Results: 30th, Skate Sprint, Harbin, China 2009. World University Games
8th, Candian, 5k skate at 2009 Canadian Championships
5th, Canada Cup skate sprint, Canmore, Alberta, January 2009
2nd, 15k classic, 2009 Eastern Canadians
Performance Goals: Have a top 10 finish at Nationals
Be consistenly in the top 10 at Canada Cups
Win the Ontario University Championships and Canadian University Championships
Enjoy the process of ski training and have fun racing.
Other Pursuits: Studying Economics
Skis: Peltonen
Poles: Excel
Boots: Alpina
Skate: Elpex F1
Classic: V2 920

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Other Sports MTB Adventures in the Toyota Tercel!  (2010/05/03)
Current Events Fast and Female/ FitSpirit Snow Challenge!   (2010/02/27)
Race Report XC Ottawa Posts Excellent Results at Easterns!  (2010/02/02)
Race Report NorAm Olympic Trial Sprints Report  (2009/12/21)
Travel-Tourism Ontario Ski Team does the Hiihtotunneli  (2009/10/29)
Training Alana's 3 Fave Workouts for October  (2009/10/13)
Athlete Diary On the Brink of Adventure...  (2009/08/13)
Photos and Videos "Best of July Biking" A Photoessay  (2009/07/23)
Athlete Diary Conquering the Swamp  (2009/05/20)
Travel-Tourism Top 5 Ways to Have Winter FUN in Ottawa!  (2009/02/05)
Training What can you do to be Better?  (2008/11/06)
Athlete Diary Recent Fall Training Adventures: Rollerskiing and Riding your Mountain Bike  (2008/10/07)
Training A short Photoessay of Time Spent on the Haig Glacier  (2008/08/19)
Athlete Diary Refresh and Refocus: Take your own approach  (2008/07/15)
Workout of the Week Back to the Fun of Dryland Training! How to Speed Recovery and Prevent Injury.  (2008/05/14)
Photos and Videos Adventures of the Urban Athlete  (2008/03/09)
Workout of the Week Intervals: 30-30's...FAST and FUN!  (2008/01/24)
Athlete Diary Home for the Holidays!  (2007/12/28)
Athlete Diary Embracing the 'Random Factor'  (2007/10/24)
XC Local NCD Training Camp Report + Photos!  (2007/10/01)
Athlete Diary A New City, a New Outlook and a List of What's Hot in Ottawa  (2007/09/24)
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