Sunday, February 21, 2010
Hawley Carries the Torch for Canada!
Hawley made her country proud by participating in the passing of the torch prior to the opening ceremonies. When I had the chance to catch up with Hawley right after the event, she commented on how emotional the experience was for her. Pre-performance nerves even trumped the jitters she feels prior to some of her most challenging events, and having her entire family present made the experience just that much more special. The honor of carrying the torch for your country is an amazing experience & was not taken lightly!
During her recent interview with Chris Stafford of the Eventing Radio Show, Hawley mentioned that her leg of run passed right in front of the Olympic Oval, where the speed skating was being held. The camraderie with the other Olympic athletes (who had participated in past Olympics) & the festivities of the weekend will be one of her most memorable lifetime moments. Please take some time to listen to the entire interview, as it not only covers this different type of Olympic experience, but Chris also speaks with Hawley about her upcoming training & competition goals for the year!!
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