90. Meet ANNIE Foreman-Mackey. Learn why taking OWNERSHIP of her Cycling Career has lead her to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
In this episode, you will learn: Meet one of our Canadian Track Athletes heading to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Learn how this amazing woman is juggling medical school while prepping for Tokyo. How does she make it all work and more.
Annie Foreman-Mackey made her UCI World Championship debut in 2016 and won bronze in the non-Olympic individual pursuit event. By the following year, she had become a key member of the team pursuit and contributed to fourth-place finishes at the worlds in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Foreman-Mackey has been competing on the UCI World Cup circuit since the 2015-16 season. She earned her first medal in January 2016 when she competed in the first two rounds of the team pursuit as the Canadian squad went on to capture gold in Hong Kong.
She achieved a career highlight in December 2017 when she raced in the final as Canada won team pursuit gold at their home velodrome in Milton.
In 2018, Foreman-Mackey competed at her first multi-sport Games, winning team pursuit bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. She was a member of the team pursuit that won gold at the 2019 Pan American Championships, where she also won silver in the individual pursuit.
Foreman-Mackey had an outstanding performance at the 2017 Canadian Track Cycling Championships where she won five medals: team pursuit gold, points race silver, madison silver, individual pursuit bronze, and omnium bronze.
A Little More About Annie
Getting into the Sport: Transitioned to cycling from competitive swimming, which included three years as a varsity team member at McMaster University…
Outside Interests: Earned an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from McMaster University (2009-14) and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Toronto (2014-18) with a focus on harm reduction research and advocacy…
Attending medical school…
Loves discovering new music, playing her violin, and teaching herself guitar… Has been venturing into sourdough bread making with teammates at training camps… Enjoys outdoor adventuring in the offseason, often going off-the-grid backpacking or bike touring…
Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Traveler, there is no path. You make the path by walking.” – Antonio Machado… Was 9 when she saw Simon Whitfield win triathlon gold at Sydney 2000 and was in awe of someone from her hometown excelling on the world stage, sparking her own Olympic dream…
Notable International Results
UCI Track World Championships: 2020 – 4th (team pursuit), 5th (individual pursuit); 2019 – 4th (team pursuit), 6th (individual pursuit); 2018 – 4th (team pursuit), 11th (individual pursuit); 2017 – 6th (team pursuit), 10th (individual pursuit); 2016 – BRONZE (individual pursuit)
UCI Road World Championships: 2016 – DNF (road race)
Commonwealth Games: 2018 – BRONZE (team pursuit), 7th (individual pursuit)
Pan American Championships: 2019 – GOLD (team pursuit), SILVER (individual pursuit); 2015 – SILVER (team pursuit), BRONZE (individual pursuit)
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