The Grand Prix d’Athlétisme de Montréal takes place Saturday, February 18 at Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard. Over the next few weeks we are profiling some of the top athletes competing in the event. The event is being held in conjunction with the Hershey Canadian Indoor Youth and Junior Championships (Youth & Junior athletes can register here). The Hershey Indoor Championships will feature some of the best young talent in Canada, while the Grand Prix is headlined by International and Canadian Olympic athletes. Admission is completely free. For more information visit www.indoors.athletics.ca.
Sekou Kaba of Ottawa will race in the men’s 60-metre hurdles Saturday, February 18. A talented hurdler, Sekou represented Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and 2015 IAAF World Championships.
AC: Now that you’ve had a few months to reflect, how would you sum up your Olympic experience and 2016 as a whole?
SK: My Olympic experience was quite memorable. It was an honor of a lifetime. It was everything I thought it would be, plus more. Though I didn’t attain my goal of being a finalist, I took away so many great lessons from the shortcoming. Soon after crossing the finish line and realizing my goal had slipped away, I made sure to forge good memories of the Games. I allowed myself ten minutes of emotional relief then I joined my friends in the stands. Right away, they lifted up my spirit by putting things into perspective. I was officially an Olympian; I was living my dream.
2016 was the best year of my life; it confirmed that anything is possible with vision, focus and belief.
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