Näak Ambassador Stephen Evans
TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPION
"MY GOAL IS TO BECOME AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE."
I started athletics during cross-training for hockey in high school but did not start focusing on athletics until I was 18-19 years old. I made the transition and started training with the University of Ottawa, the only school that recruited me. While in U of Ottawa, I won silver in 2018 and gold in 2019 at the National University Championships (USPORTS). I have since graduated and aspire to be a pro. My goal is to become an Olympic athlete.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU EVERY DAY TO TRAIN?
I want to be the best.
DO YOU HAVE A PERSON WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Yes, I admire musicians more than athletes. I think if the Beatles were able to play live every day before signing a record deal, there is no reason why I can’t train every day and become a pro.
WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR NOT LOSING ENERGY DURING your races?
Sleep is everything! I make sure to sleep well all week leading up to the championships.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST RACING MEMORY?
Winning silver at the 2018 usports championships. I made a comeback after being in the back at the very end of the race to win a medal. A few meters from the finish, I took the lead and dove to the finish line to win my first national medal when I participated in the final.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU LIKE TO DO AFTER A RACE?
Catch my breath and try to remember what just happened hahaha.
What is your favorite music to surpass yourself in training?
EDM! Electronic music always motivates me and brightens my mind. It makes me feel like partying!
What is your favourite Näak product?
Apple Cinnamon Ultra Protein Bars!