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Episode

11. Sasha Gollish

This week we chat with Sasha Gollish, one of Canada’s most decorated competitive runners. Sasha opens up about the impact her parents had on her childhood and ultimately her decision to quit her job to pursue a career as a professional runner.

At an early age, Sasha grew up on a healthy diet of sports, which included field hockey, cross country running, nordic skiing, downhill skiing, swimming, water polo, and track and field. By the time she entered the University of Toronto, Sasha fell out of love with running and ultimately applied to the University of Western to pursue a degree in Engineering. Thankfully, Sasha would return to the sport and hasn’t looked back!

I was surrounded by this incredibly talented group of women, but more importantly, I was surrounded by women that made me feel like I belong

Sasha Gollish

We’ll also cover Sasha’s incredible running resume, which includes her dominating performance at the 2015 CIS Championships, her views on women in sports, and the truly inspiring work she’s doing in the community to uplift women.

As an added bonus, we’ll also hear from Harper, Sasha’s adorable rescue pup!

To learn more about Sasha, you can follow her on Instagram at: @sgollishruns

To learn more about Fast and Female, you can follow them on Instagram at @fastisfemale

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Testimonials

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