Sarah MacPherson made her mark, and now she is walking away.
After a career spent etching her name into school and conference record books, adding her name to the list of best runners in New Brunswick history, and representing her school, province and country with distinction, she has made the decision to retire.
Athletics Canada reached out to Sarah to talk about her beginning in athletics, the highs and lows, the reasons for retiring, and the people who contributed to the ride along the way.
Making the FISU/Summer Universiade team was a big moment in your career. What did that mean to you and why is this event such a close second to the Olympic Games?
“My coach Heather Hennigar told me before the meet that it was like a mini-Olympics, and I was not disappointed. It was everything I had been training for. It definitely gave me a glimpse of getting to the big stage. Getting to wear National Team gear and the opportunity to line up against other countries with a fellow Canadian by my side, it is a moment that I will never forget.”