Lucy Smith won nineteen national championships and spent years on the international stage for long distance running. Two professional silver medals at the World Duathlon Championships (running and cycling) in 1996 and 2006 demonstrated her superiority in two of the most broadly engaged-in activities worldwide over an extended period.
An AUAA women’s cross country winning streak began in 1986 (Smith’s first year). Smith was a first team All Canadian that year.
Coachability is an important feature and Smith was a model in this regard. When confronted with a significant point to consider she always “got it” and then, upon consideration, committed to the best ideas and made them her own — no repetition or nagging necessary. This is a quality she came with, and maintained throughout her extended career.
Now as a coach and as a writer, Smith has contributed greatly with her mindful approach and her ability to express herself well. She has written a book, First Triathlon: Your Perfect Plan for Success, and also has a website and a blog called Run For Joy.
Bio Courtesy of Al Yarr
• 19-Time Can Champ in running, duathlon, triathlon
• Two-time silver medallist, Duathlon Worlds
• Six-time Canadian 10k Road Running Champion
• Five-time Canadian Cross-Country Champion
• Canadian Long Distance Triathlon Champion: 2007
• Canadian 10,000m Champion: 2004
• Canadian Half Marathon Champion: 2006
• Five-time Canadian Duathlon Champion
• Two-time CIAU Cross-Country Champion